John S Fader Jr

Tomb Position


Tomb Relief


Tomb Dates

Jan 1997 - Sep 1998

Society Membership

Lifetime Member

Home City / State

Reading, MA

Current City / State


Tomb Reflections

When I realized it wasn't about the badge.

Units & Campaigns

D co 1/3rd IN Regiment Dec 95-Dec 96
E co Honor Guard (TUS) 1/3rd IN Regiment Jan 97-Feb 98
H co (TUS) 1/3rd IN Regiment Feb 98-Sep 98
B co 1st BN 75th Ranger Regiment Oct 98-Apr 04
ROC RSTB 75th Ranger Regiment May 04-May 06
A co 1st BN 75th Ranger Regiment Jun 06-Aug 08
HHC 1st BN 75th Ranger Regiment Sep 08-Mar 09
A co Commander in Chiefs Guard 4/3rd IN Regiment Apr 09-Apr 10
E co Honor Guard 4/3rd IN Regiment May 10-May 11
Asymmetric Warfare Group Jun 11-???

Awards & Decorations

Bronze Star Medal w/ 2 OLC and V device
Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 OLC
Army Commendation Medal w/ 3 OLC
Army Achievement Medal w/ 3 OLC
Good Conduct Medal w/ 5 knots
Iraqi Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
GWOT Expeditionary Medal
GWOT Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal w/ star
NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/ numeral 3
Army Service Medal
Valorous Unit Award
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Combat Infantryman\'s Badge
Expert Infantryman\'s Badge
Master Parachutist Badge
Pathfinder Badge
Ranger Tab
Tomb Guard Identification Badge #447
German Master Parachutist Badge
Czech Parachutist Badge

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