SPC Wade A. Slack


Wade A. Slack

SPC Wade Alan Slack died from wounds sustained on 6 May 2010. SPC Slack was assigned to the 707th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 3rd Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 20th Support Command (CBRNE).  SPC Slack’s team had just disarmed an improvised explosive device in Wardak Province, Afghanistan and was waiting for transportation at Forward Operating Base Shank, Jaghatu, Afghanistan, to be flown back to base when SPC Slack was struck by fragments from insurgent indirect mortar fire.  The attack occurred about 1830 hours local time. SPC Slack was medevaced and died either at the medical facility or en route to it. SPC Slack was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Bronze Star Medal for his activities in Afghanistan.


*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: sgmmvining@gmail.com. The EOD Wounded Warrior Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of the information in bio.

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