US Army Sergeant Alan L. Snyder, age 28, from Blackstone, Massachusetts, was one of four soldiers killed when their armoured patrol vehicle rolled over during an operation in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan on 18th June 2011.
Sgt. Snyder served with 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, based in Baumholder, Germany.
Sgt. Snyder, who had celebrated his birthday days earler on 11th June, leaves his parents Alfred and Julie and two brothers, James and Justin.