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koz
10-03-2009, 22:07
http://news.soc.mil/releases/News%20Archive/2009/October/091003-01.html

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Oct. 3, 2009) — An Army Ranger died Oct.1 from wounds received during combat operations in Afghanistan while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Sgt. Roberto Daniel Sanchez, 24, was killed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan during a combat operation involving multiple enemy contacts that killed nine enemy combatants and destroyed a large weapons cache. During the operation Sanchez was mortally wounded by an enemy improvised explosive device.

“Sgt. Sanchez epitomized the spirit and ethos of the Ranger Regiment,” said Col. Michael E. Kurilla, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment. “He is a hero to our Nation, our Army and his family."

“Sgt. Sanchez was the quintessential Ranger, enthusiastic, smart, loyal to his mission, his country and his friends,” said Col. Brian Mennes, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Battalion commander. “He led with distinction and would want us to continue supporting the efforts for which he so humbly and selfishly dedicated his life.”

After graduating from Satellite Senior High School, Satellite Beach, Fla., Sanchez enlisted in the U.S. Army from his hometown of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., July 2004. He began his Army Ranger career when he was assigned to Company B, 1st Bn., where he served as an automatic rifleman and team leader.

Sanchez was on his fifth deployment in support of the War on Terror with three previous deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.

He is survived by his parents 1st Sgt. Will and Wendy Holland and brothers Jacob Goldberg and Logan Holland of Hendersonville, Tenn., and maternal grandparents James and Mary Wilson of Ocala, Fla.

JJ_BPK
10-03-2009, 22:35
RIP Sgt Sanchez, Vaya con Dios..

LongWire
10-03-2009, 22:49
RIP Ranger Sanchez...............

The Reaper
10-03-2009, 22:54
RIP, Ranger.

That name sounds familiar.

TR

Goggles Pizano
10-03-2009, 23:29
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti Amen.
In pace requiescat Ranger, Dominus vobiscum.
Sua Sponte.

wet dog
10-04-2009, 01:43
RIP Ranger

Stingray
10-04-2009, 03:12
Rest in Peace Ranger. Thank you for your service Warrior.

Tatonka316
10-04-2009, 05:40
Rest in Peace, SGT. You will always be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

Tyrant
10-04-2009, 10:01
RIP Brother....

Warrior4Life
10-04-2009, 10:53
He lived right across from me in the barracks. He was a really good kid.
RIP Bro
RLTW

f50lrrp
10-04-2009, 11:08
RIP, Brother Ranger.

KolB
10-04-2009, 11:32
Rest in Peace Ranger.

Surgicalcric
10-04-2009, 11:37
Rest in Peace RANGER......

Crip

greenberetTFS
10-04-2009, 12:23
Rest in Peace, Warrior ..................:(

Big Teddy

willyjr
10-04-2009, 14:54
Rest in Peace Sgt. May God keep your family close during this time of grief.

Willyjr

Red Flag 1
10-04-2009, 15:06
Rest In Peace Ranger Sanchez!!

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice!!

rltipton
10-04-2009, 15:31
Rest in peace, Ranger. Thank you for your service.

Enigma0122
10-04-2009, 16:21
Rest in Peace, Ranger.

jbour13
10-04-2009, 19:35
RIP Ranger Sanchez

Ambush Master
10-04-2009, 20:13
Rest In Peace Ranger!!

Thoughts and Prayers out.....for You and Your's!!

dennisw
10-04-2009, 23:44
Rest In Peace Ranger Sanchez

Dragbag036
10-05-2009, 00:03
RIP.....Rangers lead the way

SF_BHT
10-05-2009, 10:27
RIP RANGER

Penn
10-05-2009, 12:37
Sanchez was on his fifth deployment in support of the War on Terror with three previous deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.

Sergeant Sanchez, May God Bless and keep you always. Thank you for your Service.

FMF DOC
10-05-2009, 13:38
RIP Ranger !!!

Razor
10-05-2009, 15:04
Rest easy, Ranger.

swpa19
10-05-2009, 16:20
R.I.P. Ranger and Thank You.

Abu Jack
10-05-2009, 17:46
Rest In Peace

Rogue
10-05-2009, 20:48
Rest in Peace Ranger

Calrngr
10-05-2009, 21:46
R.I.P RANGER.