Robert J. Mogensen
Sgt. 1st Class Robert J. Mogensen
Senior Special Forces Weapons Sergeant
Company A, 1st Battalion
3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Fort Bragg, N.C.
28 from Cape Coral, Florida
KIA Saturday, 29 May 2004 in
when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.
29 May 2004.
Mogenson is survived by his wife, Tanya, and their children Joshua, 10, Vanessa, 6 and Leilani, 8 weeks. His mother, Roxanne Mogensen, and his father, William Mogensen, a Vietnam Veteran and older brother, Matthew Mogensen, also survive him.
Mogensen was a native of Leesville, La., and joined the Army in 1995. He completed Infantry Training, Airborne Training at Fort Benning, Ga., before being assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. After completing Special Forces Training, Ranger School and French Language Sraining, he was assigned to 1st Bn., 3rd SFG in October 2000.
He was a senior Special Forces noncommissioned officer and served three tours in Afghanistan, one in Africa and many more missions that are still classified. He received a Purple Heart for injuries suffered during his first tour in Afghanistan.
His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab.
**Information from SFAHQ.com, The Department of Defense, USASOC used in this Article.
**Photo furnished by Kevin O'Brien