Leroy E. Alexander

______  _______

Staff Sgt. Leroy E. Alexander

Special Forces Engineer Sergeant

1st Battalion

7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC

KIA June 3, 2005 in the vicinity of Orgun-e, Afghanistan

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His awards and decorations 

include 

the Combat Infantryman's Badge

the Army Achievement Medal,

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

 NCO Professional Development Ribbon

Army Service Ribbon

Parachutist Badge

Air Assault Badge

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

Alexander is survived by his wife, Marissa; and parents, Ronald and Felicia Alexander of Manassas, Va.

Staff Sgt. Leroy E. Alexander, 27, a Special Forces engineer sergeant, assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Bragg, N.C. died when an enemy improvised explosive device exploded near his Ground Mobility Vehicle during operations in Afghanistan’s southeastern region.

A native of Dale City, Va., Alexander entered the Army Aug.13, 1997. 

Alexander arrived at the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) in October 2002 to begin the more than two years of intense training it would take for him to become a Special Forces engineer sergeant.

He was assigned to the 7th SFG in June 2004.

Ronald Alexander 

receives a flag 

during his son Leroy's 

interment at 

Arlington National Cemetery 

on Monday, June 20, 2005

**Information from SFAHQ.com, The Department of Defense, USASOC used in this Article.

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