Arrechaga, Ofren, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2008-2011, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment /B Company
Service Years
2001 - 2011
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom

Sergeant First Class

Three Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Born in
La Habana, Cuba

Casualty Date
Mar 29, 2011
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West - Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 06 Site 0536

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 101st Airbone Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartGWOT Fallen
  2011, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  2011, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)Air Assault Badge

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment
  2008-2011, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment /B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2009-2011 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation III (2009-11)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga, 28, of Hialeah, Fla.; died March 29 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Konar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. On September 1, 2007 he married the love of his life, Seana Minikhiem Arrechaga. Ofren was an Infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Ranger Tab; Expert Infantryman Badge; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge. Ofren's passion for life was evident in his distinctive laughter, sense of humor, and infectious smile. While he was undeniably an exemplary soldier and leader, he was above all a dedicated husband and father. Ofren gave his all in everything he did, and though he may be gone from this earth, his inner light will forever warm the lives of those he touched, and his unforgettable dancing will always bring a smile to our hearts. Survivors include his wife, Seana Arrechaga and son, Alston Arrechaga, both of Clarksville, daughter Tristian Arrechaga of Benton, KY, his parents Marta Alvarez and father, Ofren Arrechaga, of Clarksville, brother, Robert Alvarez, Jr. of Clarksville, and sister Claudia Arrechaga-Rodriguez of Naples, FL. 
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