Dimitri Alejandro del Castillo

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Houston, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant Dimitri Alejandro del Castillo was serving as an Infantry Platoon Leader at the leading edge of Operation Hammerdown, in the Gambir Jungle, Kunar Province of Afghanistan. He was killed when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

A 2009 graduate of the United States Military Academy, Dimitri enjoyed working out, rugby, soccer, and traveling. He was a Ranger whose leadership style was based upon helping his men become their best self. He focused on professional training, fitness, building trust, building confidence, maintaining a calm and positive attitude and spiritual development.

Age: 24

Date of Death: June 25, 2011

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