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David M. Biehl
Service  Army (SSGT)
Date Of Birth  November 18, 1983
Deceased  November 10, 2011 (Idaho)
Cemetery  Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
City & State  Boise, ID

David Biehl was born on November 18, 1983, in Kennewick, Washington. As a teenager, he served as a Cadet with the Spokane Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol in Spokane, Washington. David enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve on November 21, 2000, and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, between his Junior and Senior year of high school. Pvt Biehl served with the 321st Engineer Battalion with the U.S. Army Reserve in Idaho, and completed Advanced Individual Training as a Combat Engineer at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 2002. Sgt Biehl served with the 671st Engineer Company of the U.S. Army Reserve based out of Portland, Oregon, while activated and deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to February 2004. During this time he participated in constructing an assault bridge across the Euphrates River in April 2003 (the first American assault bridge crossing since the Vietnam War); Operation Desert Sting, where he helped with combat patrols along the Tigris River; and bridge projects in Taji and Al-Muthana. Sgt Biehl went on active duty with the Army beginning on August 31, 2005, and served as a Combat Engineer and Bridge Crewmember for his second deployment to Iraq from July 2006 to July 2007. He became an Army Recruiter in March 2008, and served with U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Salt Lake City, with the recruiting office in Boise, Idaho, from March 2008 until his death on active duty on November 10, 2011. During this time, SSG Biehl earned the Recruiter Ring in April 2009, and was inducted as a member of the Glen E. Morrell Order of Recruiting Excellence in recognition of outstanding achievements and dedication to the United States Army Recruiting Command on October 15, 2009.
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