Based: Ft. Shafter, Hawaii
307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: October 22, 2010
Married, 3 children
High School: Brawley High (Brawley)
Burial: Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma
From Military Times:
Army Staff Sergeant Aracely Gonzalez O'Malley is survived by her husband, Ryan P. O'Malley; children, Sidney, Riley and Sean; parents, Armando and Juanita Gonzalez; brothers, Santiago and Armando Gonzalez; and sisters, Lizbeth and Paulette Gonzalez.
From Beyond The Sail:
One could argue our grief is tiny compared to the sorrow that the Gonzalez-OMalley families suffer. But that misses the point. As a soldier, SSgt O’Malley’s life reached beyond the circle of her family, friends and fellow soldiers. Her life, dedicated to serve those who daily enjoy their freedom, also reached far beyond her what might be considered a circle of influence.Read the entire piece at Beyond the Sail here. Find more in the LA Times and visit Staff Sergeant Aracely Gonzalez O'Malley's Guest Book.