Krystal Alvarado Fitts

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Blue Springs, Mo./Houston, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Specialist

1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. Female Engagement Team, Chemical Operations Specialist. KIA Kandahar, Afghanistan. Operation Enduring Freedom.

She was loyal, dedicated, beautiful, funny, and tenacious. She was unapologetically herself. She was kind hearted, giving, selfless, and bold. She was loving and courageous. She was good with the young and the old, and voluntarily helped with both through church. She loved her family and friends and her country.

Military officials stated that she filled a critical role in her unit and took on duties well beyond the scope of her training. She had learned the Pashtu language to help soldiers communicate with local Afghans. She was a mother figure and a sister to her fellow soldiers. She will be loved and missed by all.

Age: 26

Date of Death: July 17, 2012

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