OBITUARY

Cade Duncan Pendergraft

November 10, 1995September 19, 2020
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Sgt. Cade D. Pendergraft, 24, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, died Saturday, September 19, 2020 while hiking the 52 Tunnels World War I site on Monte Pasubio.

Sgt. Pendergraft graduated from Rancho Cucamonga High School in California and joined the Army in 2015. After serving with the 1st Infantry Division and deploying to Poland for contingency operations, Pendergraft joined the 173rd Airborne in December 2018. He deployed again in support of contingency operations to Romania in 2019. He is a graduate of Army One Station Unit Training and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga., and the Basic Leaders Course.

His awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon and Parachutist Badge.

Sgt. Pendergraft was known by his friends, superiors, and fellow paratroopers as someone who took advantage of the opportunities afforded by being stationed in Italy. He traveled to the far reaches of Europe with every free moment.

"The entire battalion is incredibly saddened to lose such an amazing paratrooper, NCO and young adult," said Lt. Col. Derek Noel, commander, 2nd Bn., 503rd Inf. Regt. "Sgt. Pendergraft was special. He utilized every available moment to better understand the world he lived in. We will remember and honor Cade as an ideal example of a warrior, scholar and leader."

He is survived by his father, Stephen Pendergraft and stepmother, Ingrid Pendergraft of Simpsonville, S.C.; his mother, Christina Duncan of Fontana, Calif.; brother, Blake of Fontana, Calif., brother, Spencer, and sister, Emily both of Simpsonville, SC; paternal grandparents, Nathan and Patricia Pendergraft of Orange, Calif.; maternal grandmother, Joann Marshall of Calif.; aunts and uncles, John and Pam White, Teri and Sharon Skok, and John and Amanda Pendergraft.

Services for Sgt. Pendergraft will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Cade's honor to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

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    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Michelle Skok

October 7, 2020

My heart is very broken for the loss of Cade Duncan Pendergraft.
I enjoyed following his life experiences through the photos and writings he shared of all his adventures.
He showed such love for his Country and President!
Cade, I Thank You for your service.
You will always be missed and forever be remembered!

My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
My deepest condolences,
Michelle Skok

Susan Duncan

October 7, 2020

Dearest Cade,
Of all the life lessons you have taught me, it’s that your love for our entire family transcended everything. You had the most beautiful ability to reach out and balance relationships and love. Even when we couldn’t. You were an inspiration to me. Even your last search for history, culture, and the paths of your Grandfathers serves as a profound testament to the love you had for family. May your love inspire us all to love one another. Time is so precious.

RIP, Cadet.
Love, Aunt Susie

John White

October 6, 2020

Words can not express our grief and sorrow losing our beloved nephew Cade! We are so proud of all the success you achieved in life and during the past five years of your military duty. You will always be etched in our hearts forever! May God Bless your soul. RIP Cade! You will be in the good company of hero’s in heaven!
Love ❤️ and Deepest Respect 🇺🇸
Uncle John and Aunt Pam

Pam White

October 6, 2020

Fun times with Cade showing him the Jersey shore.
Peace be with you!

We love you.
💗 Aunt Pam & Uncle John

stuart shergold

October 5, 2020

We will miss you so so much Cade, you were always making us smile and laugh. We will miss those famous stars and stripes shorts!
....you always encouraged both of us in so many different ways......
lots of love Ella-Rose and Lily xoxo
Thanks for all the fun and smiles you had with us all
.... Stu, Ava, Lily and Ella-Rose xoxo

Kirk Stoltzner

October 4, 2020

My wife Deborah and I met Cade the last time he was in Deer Park, WA visiting his Aunt Sharon and Uncle Terry. Cades love for his family, country and travel were obvious and Cades smile was infectious. Meeting Cade was definitely a sure pleasure. Deborah and I often have commented on how nice of a young man Cade was. He’ll definitely be missed, even by those that had just met him.

Our deepest condolences to Cades family. May you find peace in knowing that Cade is in heaven with our lord. That one day you’ll all get to be with Cade again! God bless you all!!

Pam White

October 4, 2020

My nephew Cade being Cade & having fun with family.
He was a super star!
Gods peace be with you.
I will truly miss you 😢.
Love,
Aunt Pam

Steve Pendergraft

October 3, 2020

Love the time we spent together

Christina Duncan

October 3, 2020

Green eyes...same as me and grandpa Joe... love you my boy (#1 Momma Always...Christina Levering Duncan)

Steve Pendergraft

October 3, 2020

Airborne school

Thank you Ing for being there and taking the pic

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