SSgt. Michael R. Hullender
Hometown: Little Falls, New Jersey, U.S.
Age: 29 years old
Died: April 28, 2007 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army, 1st Battalion, 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, AK.
Birth: Dec. 20, 1977
Death: Apr. 28, 2007, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Hullender of Little Falls, N.J., was a medic who joined the Army in September 1998 and was assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, in May 2005. He was a 1996 graduate of Norcross High School where he played offensive line in football as a line backer and also was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He attended West Georgia College majoring in business. Staff Sgt. Hullender, a medic, joined the Army in 1998. He prepared wounded soldiers for medical transport when he was killed. He also parachuted with other soldiers into Afghanistan soon after the September 11th attack. He was awarded a Bronze Star and also earned numerous medals and recognitions including the National Defense Service Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal. He died in Iskandariyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat patrol operations at age 29.
501st Airborne Infantry Regiment,
4th Brigade Combat Team,
25th Infantry Division,
Fort Richardson, Alaska.