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- The People Behind The Sacrifice
Army Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedo Aponte
Died October 26, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
51, of Watertown, N.Y.; assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., killed on Oct. 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Rustamiyah, Iraq.
Soldier’s remains returned to his native Puerto Rico
The Associated Press
SAN JUAN — The remains of a soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq last month have been returned to his native Puerto Rico for burial.
The family of Army Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Acevedo Aponte, 51, planned a wake for him Monday in his hometown of Penuelas. He was to be buried the following day.
Acevedo Aponte, who had nine brothers, and another soldier were killed Oct. 26 when a bomb exploded near their Humvee in Rustamiyah, Iraq, the Department of Defense said.
Both soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.