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Ray M. Fuhrmann

Ray M. Fuhrmann

Died: August 18, 2005

Rank: Specialist

Unit: 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division

Branch: U.S. Army

Specialist Ray M. Fuhrmann II died on August 18, 2005, when an improvised ex­plosive device detonated near his Humvee in Samarra, Iraq, while he was serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Fuhrmann was helping to escort explosive ord­nance disposal Soldiers from the site of another improvised explosive device. Three other Soldiers died with him. Specialist Fuhrmann, 28 years old, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia. A private memorial service was held in Hawaii and at War­riors’ Walk at Fort Stewart, which has a long path of Eastern red bud trees. Each tree represents a Soldier from the 3rd Infantry Division who has died since 2003. A red bud tree now stands for Specialist Fuhrmann.

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