Army 1st Lt. Salvatore S. Corma
Died April 29, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
24, of Wenonah, N.J.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 29 at Forward Operating Base Bullard, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using improvised explosive devices.
(The following was taken from www.pointerview.com) First Lt. Salvatore S. Corma, a Class of 2008 graduate, died April 29 at Forward Operating Base Bullard, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using improvised explosive devices.
Corma, 24, of Wenonah, N.J., was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Prior to attending West Point, Corma was captain of the winter track team and a member of the National Honor Society at the St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, N.J., where he graduated with honors in 2004. While at West Point, Corma competed in the 2005 Taekwondo National Championships. On the Directorate of Cadet Activities Web site, he posted the following testimonial:
“Throughout my time here at West Point, my participation on the Marital Arts team has influenced me more than anything else I have experienced at West Point thus far. In competing and training with the team, I constantly learn more about myself every day. Through my experiences on the team, I have truly learned to embody the warrior ethos that is preached to cadets and Soldiers every day. It is times such as this that people truly learn what they are made of.”
Following his graduation from West Point, Corma reported for duty at Fort Bragg, N.C., and deployed in October to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Basic Parachutist’s Badge and the Ranger Tab.
He is survived by his parents, Salvatore and Gertrude Corma of Wenonah, N.J.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church, 3rd and Beech Streets, Woodbury Heights, N.J.
There is a visitation hour prior to the services from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday.
His remains will be taken to Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 240 S. Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown, N.J., so honors can be rendered for Family and friends to witness. He will be brought to the West Point Cemetery for burial at a later date.