SSgt Vinson Adkinson was 1 of 4 US Army soldiers who
died on 31 August in Logar province, Afghanistan, of
wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked with an
improvised explosive device. SSgt Adkinson was assigned
to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne
Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany. He served three
tours of duty in Iraq and was serving his second tour of
duty in Afghanistan. His devotion to "duty, honor,
country" is an inspiration to every American citizen.
SSgt Adkinson was listed by the Department of Defense as
a resident of Harper, Kansas. His surviving family
members are planning a funeral service to be held in the
Duncan, Oklahoma area, with burial in Fort Sill National
Cemetery in Fort Sill, OK.
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The Patriot Guard extends our sincere condolences to
the family of SSgt Vinson Adkinson.
God bless Vinson, his family and friends, and his
Terry "Darkhorse" Houck
Patriot Guard Kansas - State Captain