AGANA, GU, USA U.S. Army MAJ, 1ST BRIGADE, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, FORT RILEY, KS FOB NARAY, AFGHANISTAN 08/27/2007
Army Major Henry San Nicolas Ofeciar was born in the southern village of Talofofo in Guam. He came from a tightly-knit family in Guam. Henry joined the ARMY ROTC program at the University of Guam, excelling in both the Army and in his academics. Henry spent much time with his friends and family, enjoying to take pictures with his digital camera,
capturing important moments and sharing them with others.
Henry, known as Hank, pursued further education at Syracuse University in New York, double-majoring in finance and public administration in a highly competitive and regarded program.
He was always striving for excellence, and achieved it in both school and the military.
As such, Hank did not want to sit behind a desk during Operation Enduring Freedom, and volunteered to go to Afghanistan. From Fort Riley, Kansas, he served embedded within the Afghan police force. It was like him to not want to sit behind a desk as an Army Officer-he had also volunteered for peace keeping missions in Bosnia. His family was not surprised by his decision, and Hank was fervent about helping the Afghani people.
While his family and wife mourn Major Ofeciar’s passing, they knew that Henry loved what he did and felt strongly about going to Afghanistan and serving his country.
Henry proudly represented Micronesia in the US Army, and was highly respected and admired among his peers as a “quintessential warrior scholar”.
Major Ofeciar was remembered as vibrant, passionate, and full of respect for his fellow service members and his country.