Army Spc. Ramon Reyes Torres

Army Spc. Ramon Reyes Torres

Died July 16, 2003 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

29, Caguas, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 432nd Transportation Company, Cieba, Puerto Rico; killed July 16 in Baghdad as he sought cover from a passing truck that contained a command-detonated device.

Spc. Ramon Reyes Torres was the pride of his grandfather, who was a soldier for 24 years and died in June. “His military career was very important to him,” said Ramon’s brother, Carlos Reyes. “He was the only military grandson that Carmelo Reyes had.” Reyes, 29, of Caguas, Puerto Rico, died July 16 in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq. He was buried in the family tomb, next to his grandfather. Carlos Reyes described his brother as a “tremendous person, a humble man, hardworking, very dedicated to his work.” Reyes, who enlisted when he was 18 and was based at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico, is survived by a wife and three children.
Associated Press

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