September 16, 2010
Name: SrA Daniel Sanchez
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
DOB: August 30, 1987 DOD: September 16, 2010
Entered Service: June 27, 2006
Deployments: Sanchez deployed once to Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Units: 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Education: Air Force Basic Training, Air Force Combat Control Pipeline.
Awards and Decorations: Air Force Enlisted Badge, Combat Control badge, Pararescue Basic warfare device, Halo badge and Diver badge, Purple Heart, Air Force Combat Action Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
Survived By: Daniel is survived by his mother, Yvette Duchene.
SrA Daniel R. Sanchez was killed-in-action in the vicinity of Kajran District, Afghanistan, when his team came under fire from an enemy insurgent within the Afghan National Army partner force. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with Valor.