STAFF SGT. MARC A. ARIZMENDEZ
Hometown / City: Anaheim, CA
Date of Death: Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment
Post / Base: Hohenfels, Germany
Birth: Mar. 31, 1980
Los Angeles County
Death: Jul. 6, 2010, Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Marc A. Arizmendez, 30, of Anaheim, Calif., died July 6 at Qalat, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany. Also killed were, Spc. Roger Lee, 26, Of Monterey, Calif., and Pfc. Michael S. Pridham, 19, Of Louisville, Ky. Marc was assigned to Hohenfels, Germany where he met and married his wife, Barbara, and had a daughter and a son: Jenny 8 and Justin, 7. He enlisted in the Army about six months after graduating high school. He completed one year tour of duty in Iraq in 2005; his deployment in Afghanistan was his first. He was killed when the vehicle that he was travelling in was bombed by insurgents.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec 60 Site 9174