Eric M. Emond

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Fall River, MA / Springdale, AR

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Emond enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1997, where he served six years, completed Army Ranger school, and deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq, completing seven tours of duty with the Army. Severely wounded in 2009, he fought his way off the medical board and back to active duty. While serving with 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group in Afghanistan, Emond was killed by a roadside bomb.

Eric’s presence could fill any room. He was genuine to the core and cared more about his family, friends, and brothers and sisters in arms than he did about himself. He co-founded MA Fallen Heroes, a nonprofit that helps support and care for Gold Star families.

Behind all of the equipment and that famous Boston accent was a heart full of love for his family and his country. Eric never knew he would change the world someday, but he did. He was awarded three Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Hearts, the Meritorious Service medal, and so many other awards and decorations, that they cannot all be listed here.

Age: 39

Date of Death: November 27, 2018

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