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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/thatothersmaylive.org/donate.html

You are invited to sign The guestbook at www.porterloring.com
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Published in Express-News on June 17, 2010
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