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Technical Serge Michael Paul Flores

Technical Serge Michael Paul Flores
  • October 21, 1978 - June 9, 2010
  • San Antonio, Texas

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“I knew Mike when we were both stationed together in Iceland. "Flo" could always be counted on to have a smile on his face and a willingness to help...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Dumlao - Fredericksburg, VA

“To the Flores family, Our nephew, Ben White, was the other PJ who died with Michael. We share in your grief, and are so sorry for your loss. If...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: RJ and Angelia Dittmeier - TX

“Our hearts go out to you, the whole family, with this untimely loss. Our prayers for you are unending and may our Lord and Savior keep you and...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jason Weaver - Las Vegas, NV

“It was an honor knowing you. You will always be remembered. Rest in Peace Brother. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Christopher P Muniz - Boerne, TX

“I had the honor of serving with Michael at the 66th RQS. He will be missed ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: John Lafauci - San Antonio, TX

“Dr.& Mrs. Flores, We were so sorry to hear that your precious son died in Afghanistan. Your son is a hero and will certainly be remembered as an...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Monica & Alberto Dovalina - TX

“The Heart Remembers ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Leslie Schafferman - Las Vegas, NV

“To the Family of Michael P. Flores: We came to the memorial service today representing the Benjamin D. White family. My daughter-in-law, Angelia...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Corinne Scaglione Dittmeier - TX

“You will be forever missed! Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice that you have made for our country. We will miss you Mike. Luis...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Luis Colon - tucson, AZ

“Rest in Peace TSgt Flores. I was so lucky to have met you and very lucky to know your great wife, Marisa. You will be missed by many and will...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Nerissa Atkisson - Tucson, AZ

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your sacrifice for our freedom will never be forgotten. God Bless! ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Tricia Benning - Honolulu, HI

“Our sincerest and deepest sympathy ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs William L. Melrose - TX

Technical Sergeant Michael P. Flores, 31, was Killed In Action on Wednesday, 09 June 2010, when insurgents shot down the HH60G Pave Hawk he was aboard in southern Afghanistan. The mission was supporting critically wounded British troops when insurgents shot down the helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Sergeant Flores was born October 21, 1978 in Austin, Texas to Dr. and Mrs. Leopoldo R. Flores. He graduated from John Marshall High School San Antonio, Texas in 1997. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Upon completion of Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas he volunteered for the Pararescue indoctrination course. He excelled as a top graduate followed by a two year pipeline training regiment giving him the skills needed to support their motto "That Others May Live."

During his distinguished military career he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism. Michael was a Pararescueman whose skills knew no boundaries, whose warm personality knew no strangers, and whose service to his country will be long remembered. Yet another reminder, Freedom is not free.

He is survived by his wife of 5 years Technical Sergeant Marisa L. Flores, Daughter Eliana, Son Michael, Father Leopoldo, Mother Emilia, Sister Anna, and Brother David.

A memorial service honoring his memory is scheduled on Saturday, 19 June at 1:00 pm, at Porter Loring Mortuaries with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery a 2:30 pm. Services are open to family, friends, and the military community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "That Others May Live Foundation Memorial" honoring Technical Sergeant Michael Flores. https://www/