In Memory of SFC Pedro A. Munoz



SFC Pedro A. Munoz, 47, of Aquada, Puerto Rico, died January 2, 2005 in Shindand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained January 1 when his patrol encountered enemy fire.  SFC Munoz was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC.  SFC Munoz was a native of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.  He is survived by his wife and a daughter.

He joined the Army in February 1986.  He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification course and was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), where he deployed in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  In 1997 he was assigned to the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights.  He is a veteran of over 300 static line and 4,000 free fall parachute jumps.  He returned to the Special Forces community in 2002, serving with the 7th SFG.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Valor device, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon,  the Combat Infantryman Badge with 2nd Award Star, the Special Forces Tab, the Master Parachutist and Military Free Fall Badge.

News Articles About SFC Munoz.

January 7, 2005.  "Bragg Special Forces Soldier Killed in Afghanistan".  The Pilot.

January 3, 2005.  "DoD Identifies Army Casualty".  DoD Press Release.

January 2, 2005.  "Soldier Killed in Afghanistan; Iraq Operations Continue".  American Forces Information Service.


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