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

Ernesto M Blanco

Ernesto M Blanco

San Antonio, Texas

December 28, 2003

Age Rank Unit/Location
28 Capt

1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Qaryat Ash Shababi, Iraq.  Blanco was conducting a support mission when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.
From Gloria Caldas 04/28/04

Capt. Blanco was my only son, and I am supremely proud of his desire to serve his country and
although saddened, for making the ultimate sacrifice.

  I have attached a
photo of "The Big Ern," as his buddies in the 82nd Airborne fondly called

Ernesto M Blanco

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