A Soldier's Story: Specialist Steven Paul Farnen


Specialist Steven Paul Farnen was born in Marceline, Missouri, on November 15, 1968. He attended Salisbury High School, where he was a member of the Drama Club and the Future Farmers of America. He graduated in 1987 and enlisted in the US Army shortly after.

He trained as a truck driver and served with the 24th Mechanical Infantry Division, fulfilling a three-year contract and remaining in the US Army Reserves.  

Once back in Missouri, Specialist Steven Paul Farnen began training as a pilot to fly commercial airlines. However, he was recalled to active duty in response to Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War and deployed to Saudi Arabia in February 1991.

Specialist Steven Paul Farnen died during his service on February 25, 1991, after a missile attack destroyed his barracks.

He rests at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Salisbury, Missouri.


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