Sgt. 1st Class David Nunez
United States Army
KIA 29 May 2008
This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SFC David Nunez
Sergeant First Class David Nunez, 27, was killed in
action on May 29, 2008, while conducting combat operations in south-west
Farah Province, Afghanistan, while serving with ODA 7326 of Company B,
3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in May 2008 as a
member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force- Afghanistan.
This was his third deployment in support of the Global War on Terror
and his second deployment to Afghanistan.
Nunez, a native of Mexico, volunteered for military service and entered
the Army in February 1999 as an Airborne Infantryman. He was initially
assigned as an assistantteam leader with 3rd Battalion, 504th
Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C., then as a
team leader with Company D, 519th Military Intelligience Company's
Long Range Surveillance Detachment. In 2005 he earned the coveted "Green
Beret" and was assigned to 3rd Bn., 7th SFG(A) at Fort Bragg, N.c., in
Nunez's military education includes; the Advanced Non-Commissioned
Officer Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, Basic
Airborne Course, Jumpmaster Course, Ranger Course, Warrior Leaders Course,
Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Long Range Reconnaissance
Course, Special Forces Qualification Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, three Army
Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good
Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with
Bronze Service Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal,
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development
Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert
Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tad, and the Special Forces
Nunez is survived by his sons, David Jr., and Julian, of Raeford, N.C.:
father, Julian Nunez, of Raeford, N.C.: and mother, Silvia Nunez, of
Los Angeles, California.
Christmas in Arlington..
Rest easy, sleep well my brother, David.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell....
-DE OPRESSO LIBER-
June 14, 2008
May God bless you and Keep you.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.