SSG Derek J. Farley


Derek J. Farley

SSG Derek John Farley died from wounds on 17 August 2010.  SSG Farley was assigned to the 702nd Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 191st Ordnance Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command.  SSG Farley’s team responded to a roadside bomb in Bala Boluk, Farah, Afghanistan.  The improvised explosive device exploded when SSG Farley attempted to render it safe.  SSG Farley had received the Purple Heart for an injury he had received in Iraq in 2007, while attempting to disarm an improvised explosive device.  In the 2007 incident, SSG Farley suffered the loss the hearing in one ear.  SSG Farley was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal with two oak leaf clusters.


*This bio was researched and authored by SGM Mike R.Vining, USA (Retired). Please send any additional information and/or corrections to the author of this bio by email: The EOD Wounded Warrior Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of the information in bio.

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