Sgt Melissa Valles

Sgt Melissa Valles

Birth
Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, USA
Death 9 Jul 2003 (aged 26)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7677205 · View Source
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Sgt. Valles is the second U.S. servicewoman to die in Iraq. She was stationed out of Fort Carson in Colorado and is Fort Carson's 12th fatality and the only woman.

Sgt. Valles was with the headquarters detachment of 64th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. She also had just reinlisted for another 2 years and had recently made Sgt. last year.

She is from Eagle Pass, TX. She gradutated from Eagle Pass High School, with honors, in 1995.

Surviving Sgt. Valles are her mother, Maribel Valles, step-father, Carlos Gomez, sister, Maribel, brothers, Fernando and Jesus, and many other relatives who will miss her terribly.

Sgt. Valles died of non-combat injuries (a gunshot wound in the abdomen) received approximately 55 miles north of Baghdad in a town called Balad.

Sgt. Valles was 26 years old.


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  • Added: 11 Jul 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Melissa Valles (27 Jan 1977–9 Jul 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7677205, citing Our Lady of Refuge Cemetery, Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Angelbabe_E (contributor 46549978) .