The soldier was one of four confirmed deaths from combat October 6th.
Two area parks will remain open temporarily during the government shutdown.
The Army Staff Sergeant was killed on his third tour.
The soldier becomes the fifth living Medal of Honor recipient for duty during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The United States Army consists of 12 ranks in which a soldier can obtain.
All branches of the military have a creed, or a saying that the soldiers follow on a daily basis.
The United States Army was established in 1775 to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the Global War on Terror, our Soldiers remain Army Strong.