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Andrew P. Southard
October 27, 1996 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 27) 27 Years Old
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SGT Andrew P. Southard, 27, passed away Friday, November 10, 2023 while serving his country overseas in the US Army.
Andrew was born on October 27, 1996, the son of the Randy and Kim Southard in Spokane, WA.
Andrew is survived by his loving wife, Ashley Southard, their two children; son, Jack Gavin, and daughter, Hallie Southard, and his brother, Sam Southard.
Andrew was a native of Apache Junction, Arizona, enlisted in the Army in 2015, as a 15T UH-60 “Black Hawk” Repairer. He was first assigned to the 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas upon completing advanced individual training. Southard later completed a 13-month rotation to Task Force Sinai in support of ongoing peacekeeping operations.
After finishing his tour, he reported to Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. Southard volunteered for assignment to the 160th SOAR (Abn) and after completing the Regiment’s extensive training and assessment program in 2023, he remained in 1st Bn., 160th SOAR (Abn) for service as an MH-60M Crew Chief.
While assigned to the 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, Southard deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
He graduated from the Enlisted Combat Skills, Combatives Level 1, MH-60 Maintainers Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape School, MH-60 Non-Rated Crew Member Course, and the Basic Leaders Course.
Southard’s awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Basic Aviation Badge.
A memorial service will be held at Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 9:00 AM until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931)408-9690. Online condolences may be made, and live streaming of the service may be viewed at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.