Congressman Denny Heck statement on Staff Sergeant Reymund R. Transfiguracion
LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Today the Department of the Army announced the loss of Staff Sergeant Reymund R. Transfiguracion, a soldier supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.
Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) expressed his condolences and gratitude for Sergeant Transfiguracion’s service following the announcement:
“The entire 10th Congressional District mourns the loss of Staff Sergeant Reymund R. Transfiguracion, who was a member of the 1st Special Forces Group and stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Our thoughts are with his family and friends both here in the South Sound and in Hawaii. While these military operations may often seem removed from the daily lives of most Americans, the families and members of the 1st Special Forces Group remain closely affected by the ongoing missions of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. We can never thank these families enough for the sacrifice they endure on behalf of our country and we pledge to always remember Sergeant Transfiguracion’s life and service.”
Congressman Heck represents the 10th Congressional District of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Joint Base Lewis-McChord and several of the surrounding communities, including Lakewood, Puyallup, DuPont, and Edgewood.