Michael H. Simpson

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: San Antonio, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

SSG Simpson joined the Army in 2003 and was assigned to Company D, 3rd Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, as a rifleman. In 2006, he was assigned to Company C, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and deployed in support of OIF. He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in July 2011 and was assigned to Company C, 4th Bn., 1st SFG (A) as a weapons sergeant and deployed in 2013 in support of OEF-A.

Mike’s best qualities were his sense of humor, his loyalty, and his integrity. He could bring humor into any situation and elicit laughter. He was fiercely loyal to God, family, friends and country. His integrity was refreshing. Mike was a proud son and brother, loyal friend and loving husband and father. He adored his two sons more than anything. He was extremely proud to serve as a Green Beret.

Mike cared deeply for the Regiment and the men he served with. He would have served as a Green Beret for as long as they would have let him. Mike was proud to serve in the family business, following his brothers and father, and respecting the role of service and sacrifice his mother and sister played. He was grateful to show his sons what serving something bigger than one’s self looked like.

Age: 30

Date of Death: May 01, 2013

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