- Branch: U.S. Army
- Rank: Sergeant
U.S. Army Sergeant Samuel Valdez went missing after he fell overboard during a training exercise on February 22, 2009 off the coast of North Carolina. Sgt. Valdez was assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Eustis, Virginia He was a 2004 graduate from Plant City High School.