Army Command Sgt. Maj. John K. Laborde
Died April 22, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
53, of Waterloo, Iowa; assigned to the 649th Regional Support Group, U.S. Army Reserve, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; died April 22 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.
(The following was taken from www.avoyellestoday.com of May 1, 2010) REINBECK - Command Sgt. Maj. John Keith Laborde, 53, of Reinbeck/Waterloo, Iowa, native of Marksville, died Thursday, April 22 while on military duty serving his country in Afghanistan.
He was born in Marksville, La., on March 2, 1957, son of Preston and Edith Laborde. He married his wife Lori on Nov. 25, 1985.
CSM Laborde was educated in Marksville, then joined the U.S. Marines. He served in the Marines for 10 years and earned the rank of SSG in 1985. He then joined the U.S. Army Reserve. He was employed as the supervisor of the AMSA 28 in Cedar Falls until he was deployed to Afghanistan.
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Tiffany E. Laborde and Theresa E. (Philip) Hol; three sons, USMC SGT Terrance E. Laborde, Navy PO3 Shawn J. (Carran) Laborde and Adam J. Laborde; two grandsons; and four sisters, Claudia Snyder, Rebecca Young, Elizabeth (Bryan) VanderKooi and Jennifer Laborde.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother-in-law, Roger Snyder.