SPC Krystal M. (Alvarado) Fitts

August 20, 1985July 17, 2012

Spc. Krystal M. (Alvarado) Fitts, age 26, of Houston, Texas, died on July 17, 2012, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered from indirect fire.

Krystal was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

She joined the Army in 2009 as a chemical operations specialist. She trained at Fort Jackson, Fort Leonard Wood, and Fort Benning, before coming to Fort Bragg in May of 2010.

Military officials stated that Krystal filled a critical role in her unit and took on duties well beyond the scope of her training. She is also described as motivated, tenacious and dedicated.

Krystal had learned the Pashtu language to help soldiers communicate with local Afghans.

Her awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.

Krystal is survived by her father, Thomas Alvarado, Jr. of Pflugerville, Texas; her mother, Deanne M. Bailey, Kansas City, Missouri; her brother, Andrew T. Alvarado, Pflugerville, Texas; her grandmother, Lynn Harrington, Pflugerville, Texas; other loving relatives and many dear friends, along with her military family.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home. Full military honors will follow services.

Memories of Krystal and condolences to Krystal’s family can be shared at


  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2012
  • Funeral Services Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Kiana Bell

May 27, 2017

Thinking of you this Memorial Day weekend, and the countless others who have made the ultimate sacrifice. See you on the Fiddler's Green.

4th grade Godwin Student

May 26, 2017

Dear family of Krystal M. Fitts

In 4th grade we learned about what soldiers do for our country and I learned about your daughter. She sacrificed her life for our freedom. Also I can show that she was very brave for join in the military. We and all of the people thank her for giving her effort on us. I'm sorry for your loss but I know she's right there with you all.

sincerely, Fourth grader at Godwin elementary

Trenton Baughman

December 5, 2016

Krystal I miss the days at the bazaars. Us grabbing breakfast at Defac...supporting me thru a rough transition and divorce. Played with my daughter and I greatly appreciate our time. Your an amazing person and Sister to me. Rest in peace battle


Deanna Yanda

May 31, 2016

Thinking of you today just like everyday. We miss you so much. Please watch over your brother serving in the Navy. Love you so very much baby girl. ~mom

Thanks to all for their caring gestures and remembrances. Your compassion is abundant. God bless you and keep you.

LArry MUse

May 30, 2016

Hand Salute Spc. Krystal M.(Alvarado) Fitts! As we old Jar Heads say Semper Fi! Thank you Caren Alessio, East Northport, NY for keeping her memory alive! RIP Krystal!

May 29, 2016

To the Family of Spc. Krstal Fitts,
I participated in the Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer Memorial Run on Saturday May 28 in Northport, NY. I ran in honor of Spc. Krstal Fitts service to our country. The words "Thank You" certainly feel inadequate for a woman who made the ultimate sacrifice. I wanted you to know she is still remembered and how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Caren Alessio
East Northport, NY

David Shore

May 26, 2016

A brave and professional soldier. You will always be remembered fondly.

Lynne Neibert

September 23, 2014

Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne

July 18, 2014

Rest in peace brave soldier heart breaking

December 30, 2013