United States Army Captain • Line of Duty Death: March 10, 2008
On March 10, 2008, Army Captain Torre Ramoine Mallard Sr. sustained fatal injuries when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Balad Ruz, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mallard attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he was a member of the football and boxing teams, graduating with a degree in computer science in 2002. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mallard enlisted in the United States Army, assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, and was deployed for the first time to Iraq in March 2003. Mallard was promoted to Captain in 2005 and was deployed to Iraq for a second tour in November 2007. Mallard was passionate about mentoring and caring for his fellow soldiers. He felt called by God to serve his country and worked to be the best he could possibly be for the benefit of those who reported to him. Mallard was awarded the Bronze Star during his service, and posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal.
Captain Torre Ramoine Mallard Sr. is survived by his wife, Bonita, and two sons, Torre Jr. and Joshua.