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Army Cpl. Jose Zamora

Died August 6, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

24, of Sunland Park, N.M.; assigned to 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Aug. 6 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Baghdad. Also killed were Sgt. Carlton A. Clark and Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale.

Flags flown at half-staff to honor soldier

The Associated Press

SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson on Wednesday ordered flags across the state to fly at half-staff in honor of a 24-year-old soldier from Sunland Park who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

Army Cpl. Jose Zamora’s tour in Iraq was set to end next month and he planned to return home to southern New Mexico. He was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Zamora joined the Army in 2003 and deployed to Iraq last year. He graduated in 2000 from Santa Teresa High School, where he played the clarinet in the marching band, learned to play guitar and was on the tennis team.

Family members said he planned to get married in January and hoped to work for the U.S. Customs Service or Border Patrol.

Richardson’s executive order calls for flags to fly at half-staff from Thursday until sundown Friday.

Zamora is survived by his parents Anna Maria and Jose I. Zamora, sisters Anabel Zamora-Gibson and Diana Zamora and his fiancee Nadine Robles.

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