Master Sgt. Alicia N. Breeding

FAYETTEVILLE - Master Sgt. Alicia Nicole Breeding died Saturday evening, May 4, 2013, in her home in Fayetteville, with her husband, son and parents at her side. She was 42. Alicia was born in Elgin, Ill., on Dec. 2, 1970, to Forrest and Carol May. She graduated from Tracy High School in Tracy, Calif., in 1989. She joined the U.S. Army Reserves following graduation and enlisted as a combat medic. She later entered active duty as a paralegal specialist and served at a variety of duty stations, including 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., and the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. She deployed on multiple deployments supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. She achieved the rank of master sergeant during her 20 years of active service. Alicia was constantly learning. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland and her graduate degree in psychology at North Central University. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and soldier. Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Emblem, Army Good Conduct Medal (6th), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd), NATO Medal with Star, Parachutist Badge, Basic Marksman Qualifications Badge. She is survived by her husband, William Breeding of Fayetteville; her son, Sean Moses of Fayetteville; her parents, Forrest and Carol May of Aurora, Mo.; and three sisters, Liana Mallo of Northglen, Colo., Diana Needham of West Minster, Colo., and Marsha Latham of Thorton, Colo. Alicia will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013. The family asks that no flowers be sent. Instead, please make donations to any of the many breast cancer awareness or research organizations. Arrangements by LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Fayetteville Observer from May 11 to May 12, 2013