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Jose A. Perez III

Jose A. Perez III

Died: May 28, 2003

Rank: Specialist

Unit: 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment

Branch: U.S. Army

Specialist Jose Amancio Perez III, an Army medical specialist assigned to the 6th Bat­talion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment out of Fort Sill, Oklahoma, was killed in action on May 28, 2003, when the vehicle he was driving in Taji, Iraq, was ambushed and hit by a grenade. Although Perez was shot in the chest, he drove to a secure position, ensur­ing the safety of the three passengers in the Humvee. His courageous and heroic ef­forts epitomized his intense dedication to the welfare of those in his care. Emergency care failed to save his life, but his memory lives on.

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Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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