“On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of a fallen American Soldier who died in the service of our country. Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Barreto Ortiz’s commitment and dedication to selfless service on behalf of our nation will not be forgotten.” - General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., U.S. Marines.