Killed Oct. 11 when two rockets impacted his camp in Baghdad.
Pfc. Monroe, a vehicle mechanic, was the son of Bernadette Monroe and the late Jefferey Monroe, of Bismarck. He was a 2002 graduate of Bismarck High School with a younger sister, Caitlyn and brother, Nicholas. Judi Mackie was Monroe's friend and boss at the Pretzelmaker, a food kiosk in a Bismarck mall. She said he had worked there three years before joining the military. Mackie told The Bismarck Tribune she tried to talk Monroe out of joining the Army, but it was something he wanted to do. "Tony loved Bismarck and really, really loved North Dakota," Mackie said. "But he wanted to get out in the world, and this was a good chance for him to get his education." Compiled from Associated Press reports. Retrieved 10/01/2013 from "Honor the Fallen", http://projects.militarytimes.com/valor/