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Tech Sgt Michael Paul Flores

Born on Oct. 21, 1978 in Austin, TX
Died on June 9, 2010 in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Tech Sgt Michael P. Flores of San Antonio, Texas, was a 12-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He graduated from John Marshall High School in San Antonio in 1997 enlisted afterwards. Currently assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, he was serving his eighth deployment. He was one of four airmen who were killed June 9, 2010, near Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan, when enemy forces downed their helicopter. Michael is survived by his wife, also serving in the Air Force; their 2 children; his parents and 2 siblings. During his service he earned several medals and awards, including 12 Air Medals and the Distinquished Flying Cross. Michael was promoted posthumously from Staff Sergeant to Technical Sergeant. He leaves his wife of 5 years Technical Sergeant Marisa L. Flores, his daughter, Eliana, his son, Michael, his parents, Leopoldo and Emilia, a sister, Anna, and a brother, David. Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas

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