Staff Sgt David W Textor
United States Army
KIA 15 Jul 2008
This Memorial Page Established by- Rod Brewer
Staff Sgt. David W. Textor, 27, died in a vehicle accident in Mosul,
Iraq July 15, in support of combat operations while serving with
Company A, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne).
He deployed in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in May 2008 as a
member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force –
Arabian Peninsula. This was his first deployment in support of the War on Terror.
Textor, a native of Jamestown, N.Y., attended Randolph Central High
School where he competed in football, wrestling and track. He
volunteered for military service in May 2002 as an infantryman. Upon
completion of his initial entry training at Fort Benning, Ga., he was
assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Textor began
the Special Forces Qualification Course in May 2005, and he earned the coveted “Green
Beret” in November 2006. He was then assigned to 3rd Bn., 1st SFG (A) at Fort Lewis,
Wash., as a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha weapons sergeant.
Textor's military education includes the Warrior Leaders Course, Basic Noncommissioned
Officer Course, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape Course, Basic Airborne Course,
Ranger School and Special Forces Qualification Course.
His awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign
Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional
Development Ribbon with Numeral "2" device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service
Ribbon, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and the Special Forces
Textor is survived by his wife, Colette, and their five children Caleb, McKenna, Ryan, Boden
and Jadon of Olympia, Wash.; his father Bill Textor, of Pine City, Minn.; his mother and
stepfather, Jennie and Kevin Lindberg of Roanoke, Va.; and his five sisters, Laurie,
Michelle, Terra, Karen andKellie.
DE OPPRESSO LIBER
Sept 18, 2008
Hi, I didnt know David, someone just sent me an email
about it on the you tube I beleive some how we are related and I don't
know how. My sincere regards and prayers are for his family. Mandy
Sept. 13, 2008
Happy Birthday Dave. We love and miss you. You will
live in our hearts forever. What the heart once loved it shall never
Sept 5, 2008
You are the best. I knew you would be. You had all you
ever wanted, the best soldier the best dad the best wife. It ended to
soon. You will never leave us Bud, ill love you forever.
July 25, 2008
Dear David, I thank you for your sacrifice.