Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Jose Casanova

El Monte, California

October 13, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
23 Army Pfc

Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Baghdad, Iraq.  Casanova was in a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) when an Iraqi dump truck swerved and rolled over on top of his vehicle.  Casanova was one of two soldiers who were killed in this incident.
AP News

Jose Casanova grew up in a family of nine children and had several nieces and nephews. His devotion to family was well known. Casanova of El Monte, Calif., was killed in Baghdad on Oct. 12 when an Iraqi trash truck rolled over and landed on top of his vehicle. He was based at Fort Bragg and had been in Iraq since January

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