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Army Sgt. Francisco X. Aguila

Died April 14, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

35, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 14 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.

Aguila described as a ‘family man’

The Associated Press

Maj. James Dobrinska, executive officer for the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, said Francisco X. Aguila’s competence and leadership were critical to the success of Bravo Detachment’s mission.

“He ensured that every trooper in the task force received their proper pay and benefits while serving our nation in combat,” Dobrinska said.

Aguila, 35, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, died April 14 in Kabul of wounds suffered from a noncombat incident. He was assigned to Fort Bragg.

Aguila was assigned as a finance specialist in the 82nd Finance Company of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade of the 18th Airborne Corps in March 2007. He deployed to Afghanistan in July.

Aguila is survived by a wife and two daughters who live in Bayamon.

Aguila joined the Army in March 2000 and had been assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

“Cpl. Aguila was a dedicated family man, soldier and leader whose motivation and positive attitude left a lasting impression on all that knew him. He was invaluable to his company, to the brigade and to his fellow troopers. Cpl. Aguila will be missed by us all. We are devastated by his loss,” Dobrinska said.

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