In Memory of SGT Alberto D. Montrond
SGT Alberto D. Montrond, age 27, of Suffolk, Massachusetts died on February 13, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan.
SGT Montrond was assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC. He had already finished his first term of enlistment and had recently re-enlisted in December 2005.
Montrond was a native of Cape Verde and emigrated to the United States in 1996. He grew up in Boston. While attending Madison Park High School in Boston, Massachusetts he was enrolled in the school's ROTC program.
He started his Army career in July 1998 as a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer. After completing his specialty and airborne training he was assigned to the 307th Forward Support Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was then assigned to the 528th Special Operations Support Battalion in 2002. In 2004 he was assigned to the 7th SFG(A) Group Support Battalion. He had just re-enlisted in December for another tour with the Army.
His awards and decorations included Bronze Star with “V” device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badges.
SGT Montrond leaves his wife, and their two
young children, Nazereah and Kevyn. He will be buried in North
Memorials to SGT Montrond.
News Articles About SGT Montrond.
February 13, 2006. "Four U.S. Service Members Killed in IED Strike". U.S. Centcom Casualty Report.
February 16, 2006. "Roxbury family mourning re-enlisted GI killed in Iraq". Boston Herald.
February 17, 2006. "DoD Identifies Army Casualties". U.S. Department of Defense News Releases.
February 17, 2006. "Three N.C.-based soldiers killed in Afghanistan". Army Times.
February 17, 2006. "Soldier Killed in Afghanistan had Boston ties". Boston.com.
February 17, 2006. "Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan had Boston ties". The News & Observer.
February 17, 2006. "Special Operations Soldiers killed in Afghanistan". USASOC News Service.
February 18, 2006. "Pentagon identifies four soldiers killed by bomb in Afghanistan". Stars & Stripes.
February 18, 2006. "Soldiers had ties to Bragg". Fayetteville Online.
February 24, 2006. "We Remember". Maine Times Record.
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