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In Honor Of Sgt Jason Anthony Santora 23 Apr 2010

In Honor of Sergeant Ronald Alan Kubik and Sergeant Jason Anthony Santora.  You Will
Never Be Forgotten..  Christmas in Arlington..  Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the
line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the
line has held. Peace, peace and farewell.   Standing For Those Who Stood For Us www.
patriotguard.org  SFC Rod  www.news.soc.mil May 12, 2010

RELEASE NUMBER: 100425-01B
DATE POSTED: APRIL 25, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Two U.S. Army Rangers killed in combat
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs


Sgt. Ronald Alan Kubik

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, April 25, 2010)—Two U.S. Army Rangers were
killed in action April 23 during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
while assigned to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

Sgt. Ronald Alan Kubik, 22, a native of Brielle, N.J. and Sgt. Jason Anthony Santora, 25, a
native of Massapequa Park, N.Y were both seriously wounded in a engagement with an
enemy force in Logar Province, Afghanistan.

Both Rangers were treated immediately by unit medical personnel and evacuated to the
nearest treatment facility. They later succumbed to their wounds.  

Sgt. Kubik, enlisted in the U.S. Army in Philadelphia, Pa., in March 2007.  He served in 3rd
Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment for more than two years as an assistant machine gunner
and as a rifle team leader with Company D.

Sgt. Santora, 25, a native of Massapequa Park, N.Y., enlisted in the U.S. Army in Fort
Hamilton, N.Y. in March 2006.  He served in 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment for more
than three years as a mortar platoon ammunition bearer in Headquarters and Headquarters
Company and as a rifle team leader with Company D.


Sgt. Jason Anthony Santora

“Sergeant Kubik and Sergeant Santora were Warriors, true Patriots and absolute Heroes
who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Nation,” said Col. Michael E. Kurilla,
commander, 75th Ranger Regiment. “They were the epitome of the Ranger Fire Team Leader
– fearless, leading from the front, and always concerned for their men. Winston Churchill said
it best, “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”

Sgt. Kubik was on his third deployment in support of the War on Terror with one previous
deployment to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.

Sgt. Santora was on his fourth deployment in support of the War on Terror with one previous
deployment to Afghanistan and two deployments to Iraq.

“Sergerants Kubik and Santora were Ranger leaders of the highest caliber and brothers-in-
arms who died fighting together,” said Col. Dan Walrath, commander of 3rd Battalion, 75th
Ranger Regiment. “Their actions exemplify the fighting spirit of the Army Rangers and we will
be eternally grateful for the examples they gave us in life.”

He is survived by his father Ronald A. Kubik of Hazlet, N.J., his mother Eileen M. Kubik of
Point Pleasant, N.J., and his sisters Mary Mc Craw and Amy L. Kubik of Manchester, N.J.

Sgt. Santora is survived by his father Gary Santora of Medford, N.Y., his mother Theresa
Santora of Massapequa, N.Y., his sister, Gina Santora of Medford, N.Y., and his uncle Ralph
Fico of Massapequa Park, N.Y.  

Click here for Sgtt. Kubik's bio.

Click here for Sgt. Santora's bio.

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25, of Farmingville, N.Y.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.;
died April 23 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while conducting combat
operations. Also killed was Sgt. Ronald A. Kubik.