U.S. Army Corporal
LODD: February 17, 2008

US Army Corporal Chad David Groepper was killed in the line of duty on February 17, 2008, in the Diyali Province of Iraq when his patrol was attacked by small arms fire.

CPL Groepper enlisted in the U.S. Army immediately following graduation and completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. Groepper was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash.

CPL Groepper is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and his daughter.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will pay off the mortgage held on the Groepper family home as part of its Veterans Day initiative.