A Green Beret killed Saturday fighting ISIS in Afghanistan has been identified as Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, a Department of Defense release said.
According to the release, he died of injuries sustained from small arms fire while his unit conducted counter-ISIS operations in Nangarhar Province.
De Alencar was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
His remains are scheduled to arrive at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware on Monday.
De Alencar enlisted in 2009 and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2016.
“On behalf of all U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our fallen comrade,” Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and Resolute Support, said in a written statement.
“We will always remember our fallen comrades and commit ourselves to deliver on their sacrifice,” Nicholson added.