Phoenix resident Cpl. Charles P. Gaffney Jr., 42, died Dec. 24 in Paktika, Afghanistan, after an enemy rocket attack.
The Department of Defense said Gaffney was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Family members said Monday they were dealing with the loss and did not wish to comment.
Gaffney entered the Army in August 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in November 2007. An M4-rifle expert, he received several awards and decorations, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, a National Defense Service Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Latticia Gaffney; daughters Cara and Mia; and father Charles Gaffney.
A memorial service for Gaffney will be held in Afghanistan. He also will be remembered in an upcoming Fort Campbell Eagle Remembrance Ceremony.