Alwyn Cashe Biography

Alwyn Cashe

Quick Facts Of Alwyn Cashe

Celebrated Name Alwyn Cashe
Age 50 Years
Nick Name Cashe
Birth Name Alwyn Crendall Cashe
Birth Date 1970-07-13
Gender Male
Profession United States Army
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Sanford, Florida
Birth Nation USA
Ethnicity African-American
Race Black
Horoscope Cancer
Religion Christian
High School Oviedo High School
Siblings 1
Sisters Kasinal Cashe White
Famous For Being a United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer of Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Best Known For For rescuing six soldiers from the flames because of Improvised Explosive Device
Awards Silver Star Award, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Tamara Cashe
Son 1; Andrew Cashe
Children 1
Net Worth Estimated to be in Thousands of Dollars
Body Build/Type Athletic
Cause Of Death Due to Injuries
Death Date 8th November 2005

Alwyn Crendall Cashe famed as Alwyn Cashe was a United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer of Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for heroism in Iraq. Cashe's award is controversial, prompting significant subsequent debate and discussion of an upgrade of his award to the Medal of Honor. His rank was Sergeant first class. He was in the lead Bradley Fighting Vehicle when it struck an Improvised Explosive Device, rupturing the vehicle's fuel cell, covering Cashe in fuel, and causing the vehicle to burst into flames. Rescuing six soldiers from the flames, he was burned over 72% of his body. He died as a result of his injuries on 8th November 2005. He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions, the military's third-highest decoration for valor, awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Cashe also received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart during his service. Cashe was a man "who always had a hunting story to tell," said Maj. Leon Matthias, Jr., who worked side-by-side with Cashe. The Military Times also includes a word from his sister, who reminisced: "I told him, ‘Don’t go over there playing a hero. You learn how to duck and come home’' He said, ‘I’m doing the job I was trained to do. I have to take care of my boys'."

Alejandro Villanueva's Helmet Explained About Alwyn Cashe; Pittsburgh Steelers

As highlighted by the Steelers, the National Football League (NFL) has allowed players to honor victims of systemic racism with helmet decals. The decision has been praised and the decision for the Steelers to take it one further has attracted attention recently. However, more spotlight has arguably been on Alejandro Villanueva than other members of the team. During the Steelers game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Monday, September 15th, 2020, Alejandro Villanueva honored Alwyn Cashe by having the man's name on the back of his helmet. Whereas, all other members of the team displayed the name of Antwon Rose Jr. on theirs. Antwon was a 17-year-old African American who was fatally shot in East Pittsburgh on June 19th, 2018. The source includes that he was a passenger in a car which police suspected was involved in an earlier shooting. 

Alejandro Villanueva's Helmet Honoring Alwyn Cashe

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Famous For

  • Being a United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer of Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.
  • For rescuing six soldiers from the flames because of Improvised Explosive Device. 

Cause of Death of Alwyn Cashe

On 8th November 2005, Alwyn Cashe died at the age of 35 in San Antonio, Texas, the USA. He endured deadly consumes while over and again entering a consuming vehicle in Iraq to spare the lives of individual warriors. He died as a result of his injuries.

What is the Birthplace of Alwyn Cashe?

On 13th July 1970, Alwyn Cashe was born with the birth name/full name of Alwyn Crendall Cashe. His birthplace/hometown was in Sanford, Florida, the USA. He is American by nationality and he belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. His race is black. Cancer was his zodiac sing and he was Christian by religion. He lastly celebrated his 35th birthday. Alwyn was raised in Oviedo, Florida and he attended Oviedo High School as per his education; graduating in 1988. He also has a sibling; sister named Kasinal Cashe White.

How was Alwyn Cashe's Career?

  • After his graduation, his name was enlisted in the US Army. 
  • Being an infantryman, he served tours of duty in the 1991 Gulf War and in Iraq following the 2003 invasion prior to his tour with the 3rd Infantry Division.
  • He also acted as Platoon Sergeant of 1st Platoon of Alpha Company from Forward Operating Base Mackenzie, Sergeant First Class but he left on 17th October 2005 in the route clearance mission in Iraq. 
  • He was in the lead Bradley Fighting Vehicle when it struck an Improvised Explosive Device, rupturing the vehicle's fuel cell, covering Cashe in fuel, and causing the vehicle to burst into flames.
  • Due to this, he was injured and then he exited from the vehicle and he assisted the vehicle's driver to exit the burning Bradley and extinguish the flames on his clothes.
  • He also moved to the rear of the vehicle and reached into the flames to remove injured soldiers, while his fuel-soaked uniform burned.
  • He dragged rescued soldiers from the burning vehicle, returning multiple times to continue to pull troops from the burning vehicle, all the while afire himself. He was doing as much as he could do. 
  • With his hard effort, he rescued 6 soldiers from the flames and denied medical evacuation until others were evacuated.
  • Unfortunately, the interpreter was killed in the action, with 10 soldiers wounded, 7 severely.
  • By the time, he was burned over 72% of his body. 
  • He succumbed to his injuries on November 8, 2005, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Awards / Achievements and Honor of Alwyn Cashe

Award SFC Alwyn C. Cashe the Medal of Honor

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  • A new Army Reserve center in Sanford, Florida was memorialized for Alwyn on 19th July 2014. 
  • The Oviedo Post Office was renamed in Cashe's honor on 11th May 2019. 
  • He was also nominated for the Silver Star Award. 
  • On 17th October 2019, the 14th anniversary of his actions, three members of Congress wrote to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy formally requesting an upgrade of Cashe's award to the Medal of Honor. On 24th August 2020 Secretary of Defense, Mark T. Esper, agreed that SFC Cashe's actions merit award of the Medal of Honor.
  • Besides this, he was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart. 

Who is Alwyn Cashe married to?

Talking about the marital status of Alwyn Cashe, he was a married man. He was married to his beautiful wife, Tamara Cashe. From the marriage, he also has a son named Andrew Cashe. Andrew Cashe graduated US Army One Station Unit Training (OSUT) for Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia as of 23rd July 2020. His sexual orientation was straight and he was not gay. Prior to his death, he was survived by his wife and son. 

What is the Net Worth of Alwyn Cashe?

Alwyn Cashe was a United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer. He had earned an average amount of money during his lifetime. The exact net worth of Alwyn Cashe has not been revealed by any sites yet but his net worth can be estimated in thousands. Any clue about his salary has not been revealed yet. 

How tall is Alwyn Cashe?

With an athletic body build, Alwyn Cashe was a brave man with a strong body. He had a tall height matching with his body weight but the exact details about body measurements, height, the weight have not been revealed yet. He had got a charming smile with a glowing face. 

Did You Know?

  • Alwyn Cashe was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for heroism in Iraq.
  • His rank was Sergeant first class.
  • Rescuing six soldiers from the flames, he was burned over 72% of his body. He died as a result of his injuries on 8th November 2005.
  • His full name was Alwyn Crendall Cashe.
  • He was married to his beautiful wife, Tamara Cashe with whom he had a son named Andrew Cashe.