Hero Stories for Puerto Rico

Sgt 1st Class Ramon Antonio Acevedoaponte

Born: October 30, 1953 in Penuelas, Puerto Rico Died: October 26, 2005 in Rustamiyah, Iraq Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. AcevedoAponte of Watertown, New York was the eighth one of ten sons. He was a father who was loved his children. He was a champion of chess and had studied engineering in the University Enclosure of [.


Francisco X. Aguila

Cpl. Francisco X. Aguila, 35, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, died April 14, 2009, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Cpl. Aguila was assigned to the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </d


Israel Candelaria Mejias

Spc. Israel Candelaria Mejias, 28, of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, died April 5, 2009, near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when a mine detonated near him during combat operations. Spc. Candelaria Mejias was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment in Task Force 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Grafenwoehr, Germany. </d