- 20 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 10, 1986
- Date of passing: Mar 31, 2007
|Let the memory of Wilfred be with us forever|
Flores, 20, died March 31 near Baghdad, Iraq, when his military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was a Commando Brigade Soldier who deployed to Iraq with his unit in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The son of retired Army Sergeants First Class Wilfred Sr. and Vicky Flores, he was born April 10, 1986, at Fort Sill. He attended Eisenhower High School in Lawton and was active in the school's Jr. ROTC program. He was in the Army Delayed Entry Program prior to his enlistment. He also was a volunteer at Giddy Up & Go, a non-profit therapeutic horse riding program for disabled children and adults. After graduating from Eisenhower High School in 2004, Flores joined the Army as an infantryman after completing basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, GA. After initial training, he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Fort Drum, NY. He is survived by his parents, Wilfred Sr. and Vicky Flores of Lawton, OK; sister, Theresa Siegrist of Lawton, OK; grandfather, retired USAF SSgt. Modesto Flores Jr. of Poth, TX; three nieces; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
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