MSGT Anthony RC Yost
United States Army
KIA 19 Nov 2005
This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of MSGT Anthony R.C. Yost, 11/19/05
MASTER SERGEANT Anthony "Andy" R.C. Yost, KIA on
November 19, 2005 Operation Iraqi Freedom. Master Sergeant Anthony Ray
Charles Yost, 39, a Special Forces Operational Detachment- Alpha Team
sergeant assigned to 3/3 SFG (Abn) at Fort Bragg, N.C., died Nov. 19, 2005, as
a result of an explosion which occurred inside a building in Mosul.
Soldiers were searching a building for insurgents. During their search,
an explosion occurred and the building collapsed. Yost was killed by the
Yost was born in Flint, Michigan and reared in Millington, Michigan. He enlisted in
the Army in 1987.
His assignments included tours in South Korea, Fort Lewis, Wash., and
Fort Bliss, Tex. prior to his training and service as a specila forces
Yost Graduated the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1993 and was
assigned that year to 2/10th SFG at Fort Carson, Co., as an SF weapons
sergeant. After serving eight years in 10th SFG, Yost was assigned in
2001 to the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School
at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served as a Senior SF weapons instructor.
In March 2005, Yost was assigned to 3rd Bn., 3rd SFG and served
thereas an Operational Detachment- Alpha team sergeant until his death.
Yost's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the
Army Commendation Medals (6), the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense
Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Kosovo
Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense
Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the NCO Professional
Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon,
the NATO Medal, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Military Freefa!
ll Master Parachutist Badge, the Driver and Mechanic Badges and the
Special Forces Tab. His posthumous awards include the Silver Star, the
Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Purple Heart and the
Combat Infantryman Badge.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann, and his children Donovan, Cheyenne,
-DE OPRESSO LIBER- www.andyyost.com
Christmas in Arlington....
Rest easy, sleep well Andy.
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......