Two Soldiers assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade Fort Eustis, Va., were killed Saturday, July 27 in Ghanzi Province, Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.
Sgt. Eric T. Lawson, and Spc. Caryn E. Nouv were assigned to 359th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sus. Bde., which deployed to Bagram Air Base in January 2013 in support of ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’.
Lawson, 30, of Stockbridge, Ga, joined the Army in September 2002 and was a cargo specialist. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. and advanced individual training in Kaiserslatten, Germany.
Lawson was assigned to the 7th Sus. Bde. in September, 2007. He served as an assistant Convoy Commander during his tour in theater providing critical security to logistical patrols throughout Northern Afghanistan.
Lawson is a combat veteran of three tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (December 2002-November 2003) (June 2006-June 2007) and currently in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2012-2013).
His awards and decorations include the, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with one knot, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, NATO ISAF Medal and Drivers/Mechanics Badge.
Nouv, 29, of Newport News, Va., joined the Army in March 2009 and was a signal support systems specialist. She completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and advanced individual training at Fort Gordon, Ga.
Nouv was assigned to the 7th Sus. Bde. in September, 2009. She served as a convoy operations driver during her tour in theater providing critical security to logistical patrols throughout Northern Afghanistan. This was Spc. Nouv’s first combat deployment.