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11-18-2013, 18:01
RIP, Warrior. :(

Staff Sgt. Alex Anthony Viola, 29, of Keller, Texas, died Nov. 17, 2013, of wounds received from an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan. This was Viola's first deployment during his military career.

Viola joined the Army National Guard in June 2009 as an engineer sergeant and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), from June 2009 to April 2010. He began his Special Forces training in April 2010 at Ft. Bragg, N.C. He graduated from Special Forces Qualification Course in June 2011, and was assigned to 1st Bn., 19th SFG (A), Camp Williams, Utah.

In March 2013 Viola was assigned to 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A), Eglin Air force Base, Fla. He was deployed to Afghanistan with that unit when he was killed.


11-18-2013, 18:06
RIP Trooper

11-18-2013, 18:21
RIP young SSG.

The Reaper
11-18-2013, 19:29
RIP, hermano.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

You will not be forgotten.


“Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

LTG Thomas J. Jackson - May 10, 1863

11-18-2013, 19:41
Rest in Peace brother!!!!

11-18-2013, 19:50

Red Flag 1
11-18-2013, 19:56
Rest In God's Own Peace, Warrior.

11-18-2013, 20:54
Blue skies and soft landings warrior

Prayers to family, friends and team mates

11-18-2013, 21:31
Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

11-18-2013, 21:42
Rest in Peace Alex. See you when you get home to Texas.

Until that day,


11-19-2013, 01:03
Alex was a great man and a great warrior. I was proud to work alongside him.

11-19-2013, 03:11
Rest in peace, SSG Viola. Thank you for your dedication and your sacrifice. My prayers for you and all your friends and family.

full cooler
11-19-2013, 04:32
Rest in Peace.

11-19-2013, 06:29
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

11-19-2013, 08:23
Rest in Peace, SSG.

11-19-2013, 08:44
Rest in Peace, Warrior. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice; you will not be forgotten.

11-19-2013, 14:35
Solid dude. You will be missed, Alex.

11-19-2013, 16:34
Rest in Peace

11-20-2013, 10:57

Goggles Pizano
11-21-2013, 11:36
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti amen.
In pace requiescat SSG Viola. Dominus vobiscum.

Too many good men lost. Damn.

12-18-2013, 17:45
From the Viola Family, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 17 Dec 2013.

On November 17, we lost our son, Staff Sgt. Alex Viola, 29. He achieved his goal of being a Green Beret and was killed in action on his first deployment to Afghanistan.

From the day we were informed, our friends, family and neighbors were by our side. They lined the streets of our neighborhood with American flags and were there in this time of need.

November 30, Alex was laid to rest. The outpouring of support from our entire community, the Patriot Guard Riders, Keller Police and Fire Departments, Green Berets (7th and 19th groups), many active and retired military personnel was unlike anything we have ever experienced. The procession route was lined with citizens showing support for Alex as well as for our entire military. We were overwhelmed.

We struggle to find the right words to thank the people who came out to say goodbye to our son, our hero. The one thing we can say with certainty is our appreciation and love for the community has been greatly elevated. The show of support and acts of kindness will never be forgotten. We thank you from the bottom our hearts.

God Bless our troops.

— Frank and Peggy Viola, Keller


The Reaper
12-18-2013, 21:18
I hope every family with such a loss gets the same response.

They, and the fallen heros, deserve it.

RIP, hermano.


12-22-2013, 00:25
RIP, Brother.