Steven Armando Valdez

Steven Armando Valdez

Birth
Death 26 Sep 2005 (aged 20)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot sec 60, site 8222
Memorial ID 11844419 · View Source
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Lance Cpl. Valdez, from McRae, Arkansas, was killed by enemy mortar fire at Camp Blessing, near Nangalam, Afghanistan on the Afghan/Pakistan border. He joined the Marines in June 2004 and was stationed at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in November 2004. He was attached to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. His unit was deployed to Afghanistan in June 2005. He served as a machine gunner with Weapons Platoon Company E.

Valdez was awarded the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. News article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on September 29, 2005, p. 6A.

Birth date and cemetery data courtesy of A.P. via email, Jan. 8, 2012.


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  • Created by: Marie
  • Added: 29 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11844419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Steven Armando Valdez (19 Jul 1985–26 Sep 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11844419, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Marie (contributor 46788913) .