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Sgt Troy Leon Miranda
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1959, USA
Death: May 20, 2004
Baghdad, Iraq

Staff Sgt. Miranda of Little Rock, was the 12th Arkansan to die in combat in Iraq since the March 2003 start of the war. He always tried to do the right thing. He always did his job whether he wanted to do it or not. The Miranda brothers were assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment. The unit had been assigned directly to the 1st Calvary Division, which had been on duty in Baghdad. Phillip accompanied his brother's body home. He was promoted to Sgt. 1st Class posthumously and awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a commander of his unit and specialized in explosives, combat warfare, germ warfare and chemical warfare. He was deployed Oct. 13 with an advance party because of his special training. As Maj. Gen. Don Morrow, adjutant general of the Arkansas Guard, prepared to give the Miranda family their son's Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Arkansas Distinguished Service Medal, half of the audience rose to its feet. They were members of the Army, Air Force, state police, the Wickes chapter of the VFW and the Hot Springs Chapter 1 of the Vietnam Veterans Organization. They all stood at attention as Morrow read the citation for each award. He was an outstanding young man and soldier. One can pay him no higher tribute than call him a soldier. He did not want to give his life for freedom, but he knew the price of freedom sometimes calls for it and was willing to pay it. He was 44.

Army
C Company,
1st Battalion,
153rd Infantry Regiment,
39th Brigade Combat Team 
 
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 Parents:
  Carlos Diaz Miranda (1938 - 2012)
 
 Siblings:
  Troy Leon Miranda (1959 - 2004)
  Richard David Miranda (1968 - 1989)*
  Alfred Lee Miranda (1968 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Wickes
Polk County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Iris
Record added: Aug 08, 2006
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Sgt Troy Leon Miranda
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