Name: Staff Sgt. Orion Sparks

Age: 29

Gender: M

Hometown: Gig Harbor, Washington

Branch: Army 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team

Home Station: Schweinfurt, Germany

City/Country: Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan

Description: Insurgent wearing a suicide vest killed Sparks and another soldier. DOD named Tucson as Sparks' hometown. He grew up in Gig Harbor.

Date Died: September 26th, 2012

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