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

Alberto D Montrond

Suffolk, Massachusetts

February 13, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
27 Army Sgt

Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

 Killed north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.

Montrond, a resident of Fayetteville, N.C., was 27 years old. He enlisted in the Army in July 1998 as a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer. After completing his specialty and airborne training, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C., with the 307th Forward Support Bn., 82nd Airborne Division Support Command. In June 2002, Montrond was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the 528th Special Operations Support Battalion (A), U.S. Army Special Operations Support Command. Two years later, he was assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 7th SFG (A).

Montrond’s military education included the Primary Leadership Development Course and Basic Airborne Course.

His awards and decorations included Bronze Star with “V” device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badges.

Montrond is survived by his wife, Christl, and his children, Nazeraeh and Kevyn. His parents, Alberto and Maria Montrond of the Republic of Cape Verde, also survive him.

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