Thursday, March 31, 2011

U.S Army Sergeant 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga

Sgt. Arrechaga
U.S Army Sergeant 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga, aged 28, from Hialeah, Florida, was killed in action on 29th March 2011 after his unit was attacked by enemy forces in Konar province.

Sgt. Arrechaga was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Ranger Tab; Expert Infantryman Badge; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge.

Sgt. Arrechaga is survived by his wife, Seana Arrechaga and son, Alston Arrechaga of Clarksville; daughter, Tristian Arrechaga of Benton, Kentucky and parents Ofren and Marta Alvarez of Clarksville.

1 comment:

  1. Until it hits home, you never understand the sacrifice men and women, who are sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends make for us. They keep watch so that we can enjoy the luxuries of peace and freedom in our backyard. Ofren was my nephew Eric Daugherty's (who also serves his country proudly) best friend. This loss has affected so many people and we are praying for the family and friends he leaves behind. You served your country and your family well, Ofren, and we are so thankful that you loved us and your country! God bless you!

    Sheri Neaves


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