Monday, May 23, 2011

Army Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo

Remember Our Heroes

Army Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo, 33, of Chula Vista, Calif.

SSgt. Lorenzo was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, died May 23, 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Pfc. William S. Blevins, Pvt. Andrew M. Krippner and Pvt. Thomas C. Allers.

SSgt Lorenzo was a proud Filipino-American who recently took a trip to the Philippines with his family. He loved traditional home cooking, especially burritos and tamales, and his friend Joseph's chicken and tahong.

He is remembered as a jokester who entertained his family and friends with funny stories and knew how to make people laugh. He was also a fan of boxing, especially Manny Pacquiao fights.

SSgt Lorenzo was on his third deployment. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan and had previously served in Iraq.

SSgt Lorenzo’s awards and decorations include:
Army Commendation Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
NATO Medal
Combat Infantryman's Badge
Expert Infantryman's Badge
Airborne Badge
Driver's Badge
Purple Heart

SSgt Lorenzo is survived by his wife Leah and two young sons, Keane, and Tristan; as well as a sister and family members in the Phillipines.

Army Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo was killed in action on 5/23/11.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Brother. Sgt. Vince S. Thornsberry