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.

Website Memorials to SSG Alexander.

Fallen Heroes Memorial.

Honor the Fallen.  MilitaryCity.

In Remembrance.   The Boston Globe.

News Articles About SSG Alexander.

June 5, 2005.  "DoD Identifies Army Casualties".  U.S. Department of Defense News Release.

June 5, 2005.  "Special Forces Soldier dies in Afghanistan".  USASOC News Service.

June 6, 2005.  "Dale City Man, 27, Killed In Afghanistan Bombing".  Washington Post.

June 6, 2005.  "2 N.C. soldiers killed in Afghanistan".  News 14 Carolina.

June 6, 2005.  "Soldiers killed in Afghanistan identified".  Army Times.

June 7, 2005.  "Special Forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan".  Stars and Stripes.

June 8, 2005.  "Prince William soldier who died in Afghanistan mourned".  Times Dispatch.

June 10, 2005.  "Former Chantilly Man Killed in Afghanistan".  The Connection Newspapers.

June 15, 2005.  "Recalling Staff Sgt. LeRoy Alexander".  NPR (audio).

June 21, 2005.  "Two Servicemen Memorialized At Arlington".  Washington Post.

June 24, 2005.  "Special Forces Soldiers Honored".  Defend America.

September 14, 2005.  "Community Thanks Families of Fallen: Welcomes Vets Home".  American Forces Information Service.



Return to IMO Special Forces Soldiers

Corrections and comments can be sent to the webmaster.









wordpress com stats

Hit Counter