KIA: June 28, 2003
Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway was born Feb. 22, 1981, at Fort Lewis, Wash. He volunteered for the Army on June 15, 1999.
He completed basic training and advanced individual training in the military operational specialty of infantryman at Fort Benning, Ga. Conneway continued his military training at Fort Benning when he attended the Basic Airborne Course and then the Ranger Indoctrination Program. On Jan. 27, 2000, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Conneway served as a rifleman, grenadier, machine gunner and team leader with the battalion’s Company B.
He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device, the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Conneway’s other awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Combat Shoulder Sleeve Insignia and the Ranger Tab. He earned the Combat Infantryman Badge and Parachutist Badge with combat jump device in Afghanistan.
In support of the nation’s Global War on Terrorism, Conneway deployed with his Ranger battalion and participated in combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
His wife, Catherine Fay Conneway, of Columbus, Ga., survives him. He is also survived by his parents, James Kenneth and Sally Ann Conneway of Enterprise, Ala., and one brother.
As a Ranger, Sgt. Timothy Conneway distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier light-infantry unit, traveled to all corners of the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism, and fought valiantly to “uphold the prestige, honor, and high ‘esprit de corps’” of the Ranger Regiment.