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 Michael P. Flores

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Michael P. Flores

  • Birth 21 Oct 1978 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Death 9 Jun 2010 Afghanistan
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 53526037

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael P. Flores, 31, of San Antonio, Texas was assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

He died June 9, near FOB Jackson, Afghanistan, in a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash.

Also killed were Air Force 1st Lt. Joel C. Gentz, Air Force Staff Sgt. David C. Smith and Air Force Senior Airman Benjamin D. White. Capt. David A. Wisniewski died July 2 at National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., due to injuries suffered in the crash.

Michael is a 1997 Marshall High School graduate. He is married to Tech Sgt Marisa Flores. The couple have two children, Eliana and Michael.

In addition to his wife and children he leaves, his father, Leopoldo R. Flores, his mother, Emilia, a sister, Anna and a brother, David.

He graduated from John Marshall High School San Antonio, Texas in 1997. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Upon completion of Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas he volunteered for the Pararescue indoctrination course. He excelled as a top graduate followed by a two year pipeline training regiment giving him the skills needed to support their motto "That Others May Live"

During his distinguished military career he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism. Michael was a Pararescueman whose skills knew no boundaries, whose warm personality knew no strangers, and whose service to his country will be long remembered. Yet another reminder, Freedom is not free.

  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 10 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53526037
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Michael P. Flores (21 Oct 1978–9 Jun 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53526037, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .