Veterans' Memorial Project

David Laurance Audo

Kansas City, KS

Operation Iraqi Freedom

College: Fine & Applied Arts

Graduation Year: 1998

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Major

Date of Birth: 09/09/1974

Date of Death: 10/27/2009

Major Audo was a native of St. Joseph, Illinois, and a member of ROTC. In addition to his Illinois degree, he also received a Master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, St. Louis, in 2002. Major Audo was commissioned as an Army Lieutenant on December 22, 1997. He served as a Gold Bar Recruiter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in January, 1998, and was assigned to the 630th Military Police Company in Schweinfurt, Germany, the following September. From 1998 to September 2000, he served as a platoon leader, deploying with the unit to Kosovo from July to November 1999. He was assigned to the 793rd Military Police Battalion, also in Schweinfurt, in September, 2000, where he served as a logistics officer and personnel officer, and deployed with his unit to Kosovo from November, 2000, through May, 2001. In September, 2002, he was assigned to the 716th Military Police Battalion at Fort Campbell. He deployed with the unit to Iraq in March, 2003, serving as a battalion personnel officer. While deployed, he also served with the 101st Military Police Co. as a company operations officer. He rejoined the battalion upon his return to Fort Campbell in February, 2004, and deployed with the unit to Afghanistan in January, 2005. He redeployed to Fort Campbell in September, 2005. In January, 2006 he was assigned to serve as a provost marshal in Southport, North Carolina. Major Audo was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 22nd Military Police Battalion at Fort Lewis on July 26, 2009, where he served as the executive officer for the battalion’s forward element in Iraq. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Army Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Achievement Medal (four awards), Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (three awards), NATO Medal, and Air Assault Badge. He died in Baghdad of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He is buried at Danville, Illinois, National Cemetery.

-taken from newspaper and Internet news sources in addition to University records

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