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Lester G. Roque

Lester G. Roque

Died: November 9, 2007

Rank: Specialist

Unit: 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team

Branch: U.S. Army

Specialist Lester G. Roque died on November 10, 2007, as a result of wounds sustained in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Direct enemy fire hit Roque’s patrol in Aranus, Afghanistan, on November 9, 2007. Several Soldiers lost their lives in the same incident. The 23-year-old medic served with the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. Lester’s family held a viewing of his casket on the 22nd and 23rd of November, 2007, with a funeral service the next day at the Church of Our Fathers, Forest Lawn, Cypress, California. Lester was laid to final rest with full military honors in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress.

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