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

Osbaldo Orozco

Delano, California

April 25, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
26 Army 1st Lt

C Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment

Fort Hood, Texas

Baldo was attacking a farmhouse leading a BFV section in Mezhem, Iraq north of Tikrit on the evening of April 25th, 2003. He was maneuvering a section of
Bradleys in support of our scouts to provide covering fire against about 40 republican Guard soldiers.  While firing their chain guns at this farm, his
vehicle dropped off an unseen cliff as they moved on this enemy position. He was killed when the vehicele crushed him.

His death was the result of direct action combat under
hostile fire. He received the Purple Heart.

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