SPC Stephan L. Mace

SPC Stephan L. Mace 1

SPC STEPHAN L. MACE – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: Lovettsville, VA
Date of Death: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SPC
Unit: 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Birth: Apr. 11, 1988
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 2009, Afghanistan

Army Spc. Stephan L. Mace, 21, of Lovettsville, Va.; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Oct. 3 at FOB Bostick, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires. Also killed were Sgt. Justin T. Gallegos, Spc. Christopher T. Griffin, Sgt. Joshua M. Hardt, Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk, Staff Sgt. Vernon W. Martin, Sgt. Michael P. Scusa and Pfc. Kevin C. Thomson. Spc. Mace is the son of Larry Mace and Vanessa Mace Adelson. He attended Loudoun Valley High School and went on to join the military. He was part of the 3-61 CAV out of Fort Carson and was stationed at Camp Keating Afghanistan. Stephan had a love for his family and the people in the community where he grew up. But his laughter and love didn’t stop there. He was loved around the world. His passion for wildlife took him to South Africa, where he formed many lasting bonds. From the lives he touched in South Africa to the brotherly love he shared with his comrades in the Army, he made numerous friends through his travels. He had a smile for everyone. He will be dearly missed. Stephan is survived by his mother, Vanessa Adelson and her husband Richard Adelson, his father, Larry Mace and his wife Deb Mace, his brothers, Matthew, Bradley, and Christopher, his grandparents, Ted and Kay Petro, his Uncle and Aunt, Pete and Patricia Petro, his Aunt and Uncle, Diana and Lee Janes, and his Aunt Patricia Overend. He died at age 21 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires.

Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 60 Site 8945 SPC Stephan L. Mace 2 SPC Stephan L. Mace 3 The Heroes who died with Stephan at COP KEATING The Heroes who died with Stephan at COP KEATING

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