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Kristian Menchaca

Date of birth: May 29, 2006
Date of death: Died in Captivity as a POW: June 19, 2006
Burial location: Brownsville, Texas
Place of Birth: Texas, Houston
Home of record: Brownsville Texas
Status: POW


Prisoner of War Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

Private First Class Kristian Menchaca, United States Army, was captured by the Mujahideen Shura Council during an attack on a roadside checkpoint manned by himself and two other soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), on 16 June 2006, in Youssifiyah, Iraq. He was held as a Prisoner of War until his subsequent execution while still in captivity on or about 19 June 2006.

Action Date: June 16 - 19, 2006

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Division: Prisoner of War (Iraq)