VALANTINE ZIMMERMANN

PRIMARY INFORMATION
Name Valantine Zimmermann Date Enlisted 28th April 2013
Position Platoon Leader Date Graduated 28th April 2013
Rank 1st Lieutenant Last Promotion 6th May 2015
Combat Unit: E Company, 1st Platoon HQ
SOLDIER STATISTICS
Operations 10 Missions Survived 150
Missions 164 Times Wounded in Action 4
Objectives Completed 685 Times Killed in Action 12
Current Mission Streak 4 Times Missing in Action 2
Date Last Mission 4th Sptember 2017 Combat Parachute Jumps 5
Date Last KIA/MIA 20th August 2017 Combat Helicopter Insertions 111
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Date Issued Award Name Award Ribbon/Badge Additional Notes
28th April 2013 Airborne and Air Assault Commemorative Medal Awarded for being a founding member of the 53rd Air Infantry
7th September 2013 Parachutist Grade 1 Awarded for completing the Parachutist Course
7th September 2013 Air Assault Badge Grade 1 Awarded for completing 10 Combat Helicopter Insertions
6th October 2013 Army Superior Unit Citation Awarded for 21st January 2016 - Citation in Service Record
6th October 2013 Army Superior Unit Citation Awarded for 25th January 2016 - Citation in Service Record
29th December 2013 Army Superior Unit Citation Awarded for 16th June 2016 - Citation in Service Record
29th December 2013 Army Superior Unit Citation Awarded for 20th June 2016 - Citation in Service Record
29th December 2013 Air Assault Badge Grade 2 Awarded for completing 25 Combat Helicopter Insertions
3rd May 2014 Air Assault Badge Grade 3 Awarded for completing 50 Combat Helicopter Insertions
3rd May 2014 Prisoner of War Medal Awarded forbeing taken captive during official missions on the 3rd September 2016
3rd May 2014 Armed Forces Service Medal Awarded for distinguished service to the group outside of official missions.
3rd May 2014 Presidential Unit Citation Awarded for 4th October 2016 - Citation in Service Record
3rd May 2014 Purple Heart Awarded for wounds received in combat
18th October 2014 Presidential Unit Citation Awarded for 28th December 2016 - Citation in Service Record
18th October 2014 Joint Meritorious Unit Citation Awarded for 25th December 2016 - Citation in Service Record
18th October 2014 Army Valourous Unit Citation Awarded for 5th May 2017- Citation in Service Record
6th May 2015 Air Assault Badge Grade 4 Awarded for completing 100 Combat Helicopter Insertions
6th May 2015 Combat Infantry Badge Grade 4 Awarded for passing Officer Candidate School
6th May 2015 Humanitarian Service Medal Awarded for providing Humanitarian Aid on Stratis
       
QUALIFICATION BADGES
Date Issued Award Name Award Ribbon/Badge
29th December 2013 Expert Marksman - Pistol
29th December 2013 Expert Marksman - Rilfle
29th December 2013 Expert Marksman - Machinegun
     
     
CAREER NOTES
Date Note
21st January 2016 - Operation Black Adder Due to the teamwork focus, dedication and communication between all soldiers who participated in this mission the objectives were accomplished with minimal 53rd Air Infantry losses and no civilian casualties. This accomplishment stands as an outstanding meritorious performance during a difficult and challenging mission carried out under extraordinary circumstances and as such I believe should be recognised with the unit award of the Army Superior Unit Citation.
25th January 2016 - Operation Black Adder Due to the teamwork focus, dedication and communication between all soldiers who participated in this mission the objectives were accomplished quickly, efficiently and without any losses. This accomplishment stands as an outstanding meritorious performance during a difficult and challenging mission carried out under extraordinary circumstances and extremely adverse weather conditions and as such I believe should be recognised with the unit award of the Army Superior Unit Citation.
16th June 2016 - Operation Baldrick's Cunning Plan Due to the teamwork focus, dedication and communication between all soldiers who participated in this mission the objectives were accomplished against a well dug in, well trained, equipped and highly motivated enemy force. This accomplishment stands as an outstanding meritorious performance during a difficult and challenging mission carried out under extraordinary circumstances and as such I believe should be recognised with the unit award of the Army Superior Unit Citation.
20th June 2016 - Operation Baldrick's Cunning Plan Due to the teamwork focus, dedication and communication between all soldiers who participated in this mission the objectives were accomplished without loss or casualty amongst the 53rd forces. The method in which he squad operated ensured that the mission objectives were completed efficiently and thoroughly without creating additional risk. This accomplishment stands as an outstanding meritorious performance during a difficult and challenging mission carried out under extraordinary circumstances and as such I believe should be recognised with the unit award of the Army Superior Unit Citation.
4th October 2016 - Operation Dead Parrot During the mission of the 4th October 2016 the 53rd air infantry displayed extraordinary heroism, gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its objectives under extremely difficult, night time conditions. For their ability to work together as a team, and for their ability to assault an enemy fortified position, at night, without loss I believe these soldiers deserve the highest teamwork award of the Presidential Unit Citation.
3rd May 2014 Promoted from Staff Sergeant (SSG) to Officer Candidate (OCS)
31st July 2014 Promoted from Officer Candidate (OCS) to 2nd Lieutenant (2Lt)
18th October 2014 28th December 2016 - Award the Presidential Unit Citation to all soldiers who were present for accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions so as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign.
18th October 2014 25th December 2016 - Award the Joint Meritous Unit Citation to all soldiers who were present for displaying extraordinary heroism and gallantry in action against enemy forces on Entre Hill whilst operating with the Pro-Everon Militia.
18th October 2014 5th May 2017 - Army Valourous Unit Citation - Awarded to all soldiers who participated in this mission to defend a position against an overwhelming enemy force in order to save the lives of the innocent civilian populace
6th May 2015 Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant (2Lt) to 1st Lieutenant (1Lt)