Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury, 21, died of wounds received while conducting a squad live fire exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia December 9, 2015.
Aimesbury was seriously wounded during the exercise and medevaced to the nearest treatment facility where he died of his wounds.
Aimesbury was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., as a Ranger Team Leader
A native of Strafford, New Hampshire, Aimesbury served one tour in Afghanistan.
Aimesbury was born November 7, 1994, in Manchester, New Hampshire and graduated from Dover Senior High School. After he enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 2013, Aimesbury completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course there, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program also at Fort Benning.
Aimesbury graduated from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program and was then assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, in September 2013.
His military education includes the U.S. Army Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program.
His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine.
Aimesbury has also been awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.
Aimesbury is survived by his parents, Carl and Karen Aimesbury, and his sister, Abigail, all from Somersworth, New Hampshire.
As a Ranger, Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury selflessly lived his life for others and distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier direct action raid force and fought valiantly as he served his fellow Rangers and our great Nation.