Anthony R. C. Yost

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Master Sgt. Anthony R. C. Yost

Special Forces A Detachment Team Sergeant

3rd Battalion

3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) 

Fort Bragg, N.C.

39 from Flint, Mich

KIA 19 November 2005

Mosul, Iraq, in Ninawa Province, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad

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MSgt. Anthony R. C. Yost

39, a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha team sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) died Nov. 19 in Mosul, Iraq of wounds sustained when an explosion occurred inside a building he was searching. 

His wife, Joann and his children, Donovan, Cheyenne, and Anthony survive him.

Master Sgt. Anthony R. C. Yost, 39, a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha team Sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

At the time of his death, Yost was in the process of searching a building in Mosul for insurgents. During the search, an explosion occurred collapsing the building. Yost was killed by the blast.

Yost was born in Oklahoma and raised in Flint, Mich. He enlisted in the Army in 1987. 

Yost was assigned to 3rd Bn., 3rd SFG in March 2005. He was a Special Forces Soldier for 13 years and served with 10th SFG, Fort Carson, Colo., as well as with the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School here.

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, six Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Senior Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Master Parachutist Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badges, and the Special Forces Tab.

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