The co-founder of Mass Fallen Heroes, and one time Dorchester resident, was killed on Tuesday in Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class Eric M. Emond, died of wounds sustained when an explosive device struck his vehicle during operations in Ghanzi province. He was 39-years old.
On Wednesday, the Department of Defense announced Emond’s death along with the deaths of Captain Andrew P. Ross, 29, of Virginia and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, of Pennsylvania.
Emond had more than 21 years of service in the Marine Corps and Army. He was on his seventh overseas tour. He and Ross were both members of the 3rd Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Edmond received three Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.
He is survived by his wife and three children.