Staff Sgt. Eric Caban
Special Forces Engineer Sergeant
Company B, 3rd Battalion
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC
KIA 18 July 2006 in southern Afghanistan when his combat reconnaissance patrol was attacked by the enemy and he was hit by small arms fire
Age 28 a native from Manhattan, N.Y.
He is survived by his father Efren and mother Iris, and his brothers Efren Caban Jr. and Edwin Caban.
Special Forces Engineer Course, Sniper School, the Special Operations Interdiction Course, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course, the U.S. Army Ranger School, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course, and Airborne School.
Staff Sgt. Eric Caban was born on March 28, 1978 in Manhattan, N.Y. He joined the Army in September, 1997. After attending Infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where he served as a sniper platoon member and team leader. In October 2001, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and participated in a combat jump to overtake Kandahar Airfield. He then left active duty to attend college in February 2002.
**Information from SFAHQ.com, The Department of Defense, USASOC used in this Article.