STAFF SGT. ANDREW W. HARVELL – U.S. Air ForceHometown / City: Long Beach, CA
Date of Death: Saturday, August 6, 2011
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Air Force
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 24th Special Tactics Squadron
Post / Base: Pope Field, NC Birth: Sep. 26, 1984
Death: Aug. 6, 2011
U S Air Force Staff Sgt, Combat Control Team, 24th Special Tactics Squadron based at Fort Bragg’s Pope Field, one of 30 U.S. Military servicemen, 22 Navy personnel, including 15 SEALs, 3 Air Force troops, 5 Army air crew and military dog Bart (ST6 K-9), killed when their CH-47 Chinook, a U.S. military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan. Harvell, 26, was from Long Beach, Calif.
A Hero Mission for Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif. will be held at the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos time on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to arrive at 1:30 p.m. to allow time for parking and walking to the airfield. Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif. died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell a Combat Controller, was assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C. The Harvell family requests to have public and media present, with coordination done through Honoring Our Fallen. HOF works with (Military) Casualty Assistance Officer to provide support to family and assist in coordination for the Dignified Transfer of Remains. Additionally, the Harvell family invites friends and community to attend memorial services on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. held at Forest Lawn-Long Beach, located at 1500 East San Antonio Drive Long Beach, CA 90807 and internment at Los Angeles National Cemetery, located at 950 Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
Hunting Beach News (CA) Sept 6 2011Burial:
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles County