November 17, 2013
HOMETOWN: Keller, TX
ENTERED SERVICE: June 2009
UNITS: 1st Bn., 19th SFG (A) Camp Williams, Utah; ODA 7325, C co. 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A)
MILITARY TRAINING: His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, the Warrior Leader Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, the Special Forces Qualification Course, the Advanced Leader Course and the Combat Diver Qualification Course.
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Viola’s awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Special Operations Dive Badge, and the Special Forces Tab.
SURVIVED BY: Parents Frank and Margaret Viola, Sister Christina
On November 17, 2013 Alex lost his life to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while on dismounted patrol.
Special Forces Engineer Sergeant