Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Nathaniel A Aguirre

Carrollton, Texas

October 22, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
21 Army Spc

1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Fort Hood, Texas

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when their patrol came in contact with enemy forces. 

CPL Nathaniel A. Aguirre was born on 11 December 1984 in Dallas, Texas.

CPL Aguirre entered the United States Army on 12 August 2003. He graduated Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He then continued his military education by graduating Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon graduation he was assigned to Bravo Company, 168th Medical Battalion in Yongsan, Korea. In May of 2005 he was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He deployed to Iraq in December 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

CPL Aguirre’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Medical Badge.

CPL Aguirre is survived by his parents Louis and Mary Aguirre of Carrollton, Texas.

Nathaniel was the combat medic for our patrol and a damn fine one too. He took good care of us and we will miss him.

Richard A. Beal 
CSM, USA 

Patriot Guard Riders/Carrollton,Tx/Spc. Nathaniel Aguirre

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