Bigai Baez, Rafael, SGT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2003-2011, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
2003 - 2011
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Year of Birth
1983
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Juan
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 23, 2011
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Cementerio del Ingenio, Santiago de los Trienta Caballeros - Santiago, Dominican Republic
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 10th Mountain Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2014, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment
  2003-2011, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2020 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Rafael E. Bigai Baez,
28, of San Juan, Puerto Rico died Sept. 23 in Wardak, province, Afghanistan, of
injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised
explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment,
4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La. He joined the
Army in October 2003. He arrived at Fort Polk in June, 2010. Bigai Baez deployed
to Kuwait from December 2004 to December 2005. He deployed to Afghanistan with
his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2010. His awards
and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation
Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army
Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Non
Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon,
two Overseas Service Ribbons, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
He completed the Warrior Leadership Course and the Combatives Level 1 course.
   
Comments/Citation
He was killed on his 28th birthday.
   
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