Thank you for remembering Andy and the sacrifice that he has made.
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Andrew Mark Krippner was born to Kenneth and Pam Krippner in Chickasha, Oklahoma on 4-22-1991, and was taken home to be with our Creator and Heavenly Father on 5-23-2011 when the Army vehicle he was in hit an IED in the Kunar Provence of Afghanistan. Andy had been in Afghanistan for 6 weeks and had just celebrated his 20th birthday.
Andrew lived in Apache, Oklahoma, Fairmont, Oklahoma, Dexter, Missouri and Garland, Texas for the last 13 years. Andy attended and graduated from the June Shelton School, enlisting in the Army during the summer before his Senior year.
Andy will be remembered for his faith in Jesus Christ, his great sense of humor, his leadership and approachability.
-Among PFC Krippner’s medals were the Army’s ribbon for enlisting in time of war, the world-wide fight against terrorism, a medal for shooting, grenade launching, and the Combat Infantry Badge.
-quote: PFC Krippner loved the Army and considered it his honor to serve our country. “When asked ‘Why do you have to go?’ Andy would respond, ‘Why don’t you want to go?’”
The other soldiers killed in the attack were deeply beloved friends, Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo, 33, of Chula Vista, Calif.; Pfc. William S. Blevins, 21, of Sardinia, Ohio; and Pvt. Thomas C. Allers of Plainwell, Mich. Another soldier was critically injured and is in stable condition. The five soldiers were part of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
-All four soldiers were received at Dover AFB with honors. PFC Krippner’s remains will be received with honors both as he is brought home to Dallas and as he is interred at DFW National Cemetery.