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Javier A. Villanueva

Javier A. Villanueva

Died: November 24, 2005

Rank: Specialist

Unit: 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

Branch: U.S. Army

Specialist Javier A. Villanueva died on November 24, 2005, in Al Asad, Iraq, of wounds he received when a makeshift bomb exploded near his foot patrol in Hit, Iraq, on November 23. Villanueva was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Irwin, California. Friends and family gathered to honor his life on December 3, 2005. He was laid to rest in Waco Memorial Park South in Waco, Texas.

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