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Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Fabrizi

Died July 14, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

29, of Seffner, Fla.; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died July 14 in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.

Soldier to be buried in hometown of Cleveland

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND — The body of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been returned to Cleveland so he can buried in his native city.

Sgt. 1st Class Jason Fabrizi was killed July 14 when his convoy was attacked in Konar province. The 29-year-old was the father of three boys, and his widow is pregnant with their fourth child.

He was scheduled to be buried Saturday.

Fabrizi had toured Iraq three times. He earned a Purple Heart, two Bronze stars and more than a dozen other honors.

Fabrizi was born in Cleveland and moved to Florida at age 10 with his parents, both Marines.

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