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David J. Almazan

David J. Almazan

Died: August 27, 2006

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored

Branch: U.S. Army

Sergeant David Jimenez Almazan was killed on August 27, 2006, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Hit, Iraq while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was serving as a combat medic with the Army’s 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division out of Friedberg, Germany. Almazan was buried at the Rose Hills Memo­rial Park in Whittier, California. Memorial services were held in Iraq, Germany, and Southern California. He was awarded United States citizenship posthumously, effec­tive the day of his death.

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