SSGT Mark Rochetto De Alencar

SSGT Mark Rochetto De Alencar

Birth
Nuremberg, Stadtkreis Nürnberg, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 8 Apr 2017 (aged 37)
Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60 Site 11404
Memorial ID 178310291 · View Source
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Of Eglin Air Force Base, FL, and previously Edgewood, MD, and TX, he graduated in 1998 from Joppatowne High School in Edgewood, MD.

He joined the US Army in 2009, was at the current rank of SSG, and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), out of Eglin Air Force Base, FL. He recently joined Special Forces as a weapons sergeant after completing the Qualification Course in 2016. He was killed while conducting an operation against ISIS militants in Afghanistan, when his unit encountered enemy small arms fire in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province. He had previously deployed to Iraq, and his military awards and decorations include: the Purple Heart; Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC); Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC); Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Good Conduct Medal (2); National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (3); Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Special Forces Tab; Ranger Tab; Basic Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; and the Drivers Badge.

He was survived by his wife of 15 years; their five children, ages 4-20; his parents; two sisters; a brother-in-law; and four nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the McComas Funeral Home in Abingdon, MD. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Abingdon, MD. Interment was May 10, 2017.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Mark Rochetto De Alencar (1 Apr 1980–8 Apr 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 178310291, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by A Horan (contributor 47237309) .