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

Jose A Rivera

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

November 5, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
34 Army Sgt 1st Class

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Mumuhdyah, Iraq.  Rivera was part of a patrol when his unit came under rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire.  Rivera died of his injuries.
AP News

Jose A. Rivera, born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, had a serious work ethic. As an Army recruiter, he would try to sign up soldiers while on vacation. Rivera was killed Nov. 5 when his patrol came under fire south of Baghdad. He was based at Fort Bragg. He is survived by his wife, Sonia, a daughter and a son.

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