Seeck donates dress uniform to Keystone Legion

Gene Squires and Derrick Seeck at the uniform display in Keystone’s Legion Hall.

Derrick Seeck, Keystone, recently donated his current Army dress uniform to the Legion upon his retirement from the army in September 1, 2019. The case for the uniform was donated by Gene Squires and it it is placed next to the uniform of WWI veteran Louis Junge.


1SG Seeck entered the U.S. ARMY in 1997. His first duty station was HHC 37th EN BN {COMBAT}{AIRBORNE} Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. His duties were Carpentry/Masonry Specialist, S-3 driver/Airborne Operations. 1SG Seeck spent countless hours as a paratrooper, jumping from C-130’s, C-141’s. He spent 4 years at Ft. Bragg from 1997- 2001.

Over his 22 years of military service, 1SG Seeck has deployed and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom {2004-2005} and Operation New Dawn {2011}.

His assignments include:

  • Construction Sergeant/ Squad leader, Aco, 389th EN BN Iowa City, IA
  • Instructor/Platoon Sergeant 1st BN, 3rd BDE, 95th DIV {IT} Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
  • Acting First Sergeant, 389th EN Company, Middletown, IA
  • First Sergeant HHC 397th EN BN Eau Claire, WI
  • HHC 389th EN BN Dubuque, IA
  • 322nd EN Company Decorah, IA
  • 733rd MCB Canton, ILL
  • Retired 01 September 2019

Military schools include primary Leadership and Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, First Sergeants Course, and Total Army Instructor Course.

Awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal {3rd award}, Army Achievement Medal {2nd award}, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 2 Campaign stars, Non Commissioned Professional Development Ribbon {3rd award}, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M Device, Parachutist Badge, Driver Badge, Canadian Parachutist Badge

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