Decorated El Dorado Marine killed in action

1:56 PM, Aug 13, 2012   |    comments
Sgt. Sky Mote, 27, killed August 10 during combat operations in Afghanistan.Sgt. Sky Mote, 27,of El Dorado, killed August 10 during combat operations in Afghanistan.
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EL DORADO, CA - On Monday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced the death of Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote of El Dorado.

Mote, 27, was killed Aug. 10 during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion out of Camp Pendleton, California, and served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Mote joined the Corps in July 2003 after graduating from Union Mine High School.

Following boot camp, Mote became a bulk fuel specialist before advancing to an explosive ordinance disposal technician in 2007.

He joined the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command in August 2009.

Mote's military achievements included a Purple Heart, a Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, a Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and three Good Conduct Medals.


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