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SSG Omar Aceves Sr

January 12th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Born: November 17, 1980
Died: January 12, 2011 in Ghazni, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Omar Aceves of El Paso, Texas graduated from Ysleta High School. He joined the United States Army in February of 2005 and was subsequently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas until 2008 when he arrived at Fort Drum. He previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 2006 to January 2008. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Badge, two Army Commendation Medals, 6 Army Achievement Medals, 3 Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Air Assault Badge and the Marksman Qualification Badge. He died at age 30 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas – Sec 107 Site 210
7th Engineer Battalion
10th Sustainment Brigade
10th Mountain Division
Fort Drum, New York

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