US Army Sergeant 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, age 33, from Lodge, South Carolina, was one of four soldiers killed when their armoured patrol vehicle rolled over during an operation in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan on 18th June 2011.
Sfc. Boatwright served with 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, based in Baumholder, Germany.
He joined the Army in February 1998. He served in Korea (1999-2000) and deployed twice to Iraq. Following his last combat tour in Iraq, he served as a Recruiting Sergeant for the Army in Dallas, Texas.