27-year-old Oklahoma National Guard Specialist Francisco J. Briseno-Alvarez Jr., was killed in action on 25th September 2011 when an insurgent bomb detonated beside his unit. The incident occurred in Laghman province and injured three other soldiers.
Spc. Briseno-Alvarez, from Oklahoma City, joined the National Guard in September 2010 and served with the 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Brigade Combat Team, based at Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Major General Myles Deering, from the Oklahoma Army National Guard, said, “My thoughts and prayers are with the Briseno-Alvarez family and those of our wounded heroes. Spc. Briseno-Alvarez answered the call to serve this great Nation and help defend it. His loyalty and ultimate sacrifice for the sake of our Country will never be forgotten.”