Sgt. 1st Class Adrian M. Elizalde
A Special Forces
C Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.
26 June 2007
when his vehicle was struck by an IED near Al Aziziyah,
southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.
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Awards and Decorations
Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device,
Army Commendation Medal Second Award, Army Achievement Medal Third Award,
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal,
Iraqi Campaign Medal,
Global War on Terrorism
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
Noncommissioned Officer Professional
Army Service Ribbon,
Overseas Service Ribbon,
Combat Infantryman Badge,
Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge,
He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
He is survived by his daughter, Sydney Grace of Klamath Falls, Ore.; and his parents,
Jorge and Teresa Elizalde of Renton, Wash.; and sister Rachel Elizalde of Renton, Wash.
Elizalde’s military education includes the Warrior Leaders Course, Basic
Noncommissioned Officer Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course, Basic Airborne Course, Military Free
Fall Parachutist Course, and the Ranger Course.
He was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a
member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian
Elizalde was born in Calif., in 1977.
After initially entering military
service in 1996, he was assigned as an infantryman with 3rd Bn., 325th
Airborne Infantry Regiment (AIR) at Fort Bragg. He later served as a Long Range Surveillance Detachment team leader with Company D,
519 th Military Intelligence Battalion, 82 nd Airborne Division.
In 2004, he was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg to become a Special
Forces engineer. He earned the coveted “Green Beret’ in 2005 and was assigned to the 1 st SFG(A) at Fort
Lewis, Wash., in Mar 2006.
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