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SSG Noah M. Korte
HQ Detachment, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Brigade

Killed In Action ~ 27 December 2011 ~ Afghanistan


They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI veteran.

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     SSG Noah M. Korte age 29, of Elsinore, California died 27 December of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Paktia, Afghanistan. Killed in the same attack were SPC Kurt W. Kern and PFC Justin M. Whitmire.


     Noah graduated from California Lutheran High School, and joined the Army in May 2003 as military police and was assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, since September 2011. He deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom in December 2011, and had three previous deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from September 2007 to December 2008, from March 2005 to February 2006 and from January 2004 to April 2004.

     On 20 January 2012 a Memorial Service for SSG Korte, SPC Kern, and PFC Whitmire was held at the Fort Hood Chapel.


     “Noah was not just my squad leader, he was also my confidant and a friend." "I will miss him letting me rant about issues one minute and bouncing ideas off of him the next." SSG Robert Landes, HQ Detachment.


     “Soldiers could always count on SSG Korte to be there when they needed him.” “He believed in his job and genuinely enjoyed taking care of Soldiers." “While Noah is not with us anymore, he will always be fondly remembered by those who knew him." CPT Louis Hill, rear commander, HQ Detachment.

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