Remembering the fallen

A tribute to troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan


Army, Specialist

Joseph Cemper

Papillion, Nebraska

Cemper was part of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He died April 16, 2011, from a suicide grenade attack. Cemper was 21 years old.

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"Have I ever said to myself, 'I'm the one who did this, who put him into the Army?' Yes, yes, I have. But I also know that this is exactly what he wanted to do. I'm a soldier, and my son was a soldier."

- Eugene Cemper, father