In Memory of SSG LeRoy Alexander
SSG LeRoy E. Alexander of Dale City, Virginia, was killed in action on June 3, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Orgun-E, Afghanistan. SSG Alexander was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC.
SSG Alexander was critically injured on June 3rd while with SFODA 731. Two U.S. soldiers with whom Alexander was traveling with also died.
LeRoy Alexander attended C.D. Hylton High School where he played on the school's football, basketball and track teams. He graduated in 1997.
He entered the service after high school in August 13, 1997. Besides Afghanistan he also served in Kosovo and Haiti. Prior to joining Special Forces he served with the 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In October 2002, he began training to become a Special Forces engineer sergeant. In June 2004, Alexander was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group and was sent to Afghanistan in November 2004.
His awards include the Combat Infantry's Badge, the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct medal, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
He was 27 years old. He leaves behind a wife who he dated during high school. She is expecting twins, a boy and a girl.
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