- 28 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 22, 1982
- Date of passing: Mar 29, 2011
|Let the memory of Ofren be with us forever|
Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga, 28, of Hialeah, Fla.; died March 29 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Konar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. On September 1, 2007 he married the love of his life, Seana Minikhiem Arrechaga. Ofren was an Infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Ranger Tab; Expert Infantryman Badge; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge. Ofren's passion for life was evident in his distinctive laughter, sense of humor, and infectious smile. While he was undeniably an exemplary soldier and leader, he was above all a dedicated husband and father. Ofren gave his all in everything he did, and though he may be gone from this earth, his inner light will forever warm the lives of those he touched, and his unforgettable dancing will always bring a smile to our hearts. Survivors include his wife, Seana Arrechaga and son, Alston Arrechaga, both of Clarksville, daughter Tristian Arrechaga of Benton, KY, his parents Marta Alvarez and father, Ofren Arrechaga, of Clarksville, brother, Robert Alvarez, Jr. of Clarksville, and sister Claudia Arrechaga-Rodriguez of Naples, FL.
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