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60468 CPT Michael Anthony Cerrone USA
September 02, 1982 - November 12, 2006


Personal Eulogy

1LT Cerrone of Clarksville, Tenn. died on Nov. 12 in Samarra, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

He is the son of Brig. Gen. James Cerrone, special assistant to the commanding general of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge and the Parachutist's Badge.

He is survived by his parents and brother.

Fayetteville Observer article


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