Dover – Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, 37, of Edgewood, Maryland, died April 8 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.
De Alencar was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
The Department of Defense announced De Alencar’s death Monday adding that he was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
De Alencar’s remains arrived at Dover AFB Monday evening.
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