Monday, July 09, 2007

Steven Phillip Daugherty dies 'as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations'

Cryptologic Technician 1st Class Steven P. Daugherty, 28, of Barstow, Calif. was killed by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad July 7, according to Navy officials.

Daugherty enlisted in the Navy Aug. 9, 1991, and graduated from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., in October. Daugherty attended Naval Intelligence Training, Pensacola, Fla., in 2000, before reporting to USS Oscar Austin. In 2003, he reported to Naval Technical Training Center Detachment, Fort Meade. He served at Naval Security Group Activity, based in Norfolk, from March 2004 to February 2007 before transferring to the Navy Information Operation Command Tactical Communications System Special Warfare, according to the biography provided by the Navy.

His awards include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment ribbon and Good Conduct Medal (2 awards). He was also an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.

Daugherty is survived by his son and parents.

From WTKR 3