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

Zeferino E Colunga

Bellville, Texas

August 6, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
20 Army Spc

4th Squadron, 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment

Fort Polk, Louisiana

Homburg University Hospital in Germany.  Colunga was initially evacuated to the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq on Aug. 4.  He was then evacuated to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center and later to Homburg hospital for further evaluation. He remained at Homburg until his death. His death was unrelated to the recent cases of pneumonia in Southwest Asia.
AP News

Zeferino E. Colunga joined the military after graduating from high school and planned to make it a career. He called his family in Bellville, Texas, often while in the Middle East. Colunga, stationed at Fort Polk, died Aug. 6 at a hospital in Germany.

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