Daren Hidalgo

Hidalgo, Daren Miguel

Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: G Co, 3d Squadron, 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment

Duty station: Vilseck, Germany

MOS: 11A – Infantry

Hidalgo Awards

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal with OLC, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Afghanistan NATO Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger

Deployments: 1st

Commissioned: United States Military Academy, class of 2009

Commission Source: Academy

Date of birth: 4 March 1986

Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin

High School: Pennsylvania’s Dallastown Area High School

College: United States Military Academy at West Point

Campaign: Afghanistan

Died: 20 February 2011

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Killed in action – IED

Location of fatality: Kandahar, Afghanistan

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Place of interment: United States Military Academy Post Cemetery in West Point, New York

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