A North Carolina National Guard Soldier was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Rockingham.
The Daily Journal reported the fatal motorcycle accident involving Army Sgt. Curtis A. Yannone Jr., who was assigned to Battery B, 1-113th Field Artillery Battalion, based out of Monroe.
Yannone worked full time as a technician in the Combined Support Maintenance Shop at Joint Forces Headquarters here.
“Sergeant Yannone was a valued member of our organization,” said Army Maj.
Gen. Gregory A. Lusk, Adjutant General of the North Carolina National Guard. “His loss is felt by all in our close-knit organization. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to this family and the fellow members of his unit during this difficult time.”
After serving four years in the Marine Corps, Yannone enlisted in the North
Carolina National Guard in October 2006, joining B Company, 690th Brigade Support Battalion in Farmville.
He then mobilized with the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team to Iraq from December 2008 to February 2010.
Yannone has earned the Army Achievement Medal, U.S. Navy Achievement
Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, two Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device, Driver and Mechanic Badge.
Funeral arrangements are by Watson King Funeral Home which can be reached at (910) 895-4011. The funeral home is located at 306 E. Franklin St., Rockingham, N.C. 28379.
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