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Army Pfc. Conrado D. Javier Jr.

Died December 19, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


19, of Marina, Calif.; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; died Dec. 19 in Lwan Sohbat, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Soldier wanted to become lawyer, Army officer

The Associated Press

MARINA, Calif. — A 19-year-old Monterey County soldier died recently after he was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said Pfc. Conrado D. Javier Jr. of Marina died Dec. 19 in Kandahar province after enemy forces attacked his vehicle.

Javier was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

The Monterey County Herald reported that Javier joined the Army after graduating from Seaside High School in 2009. His 29-year-old sister, Araceli, says he was one of eight children and longed to be an Army officer and an attorney.

Javier’s parents were farm workers who later worked in the hospitality industry.

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