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

Genaro Acosta

Fair Oaks, California

November 11, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
26 Army Spc

1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mech)

Fort Hood, Texas

Taji, Iraq.  Acosta was on patrol when his Bradley vehicle hit and detonated two improvised explosive devices.  Acosta died of his injuries.
AP News

The twin explosions that killed Genaro Acosta on Veterans Day destroyed even his wedding ring, but they left his gold cross intact. "Everywhere he went, he would not take that cross off," his brother Fernando Acosta said. Acosta of Fair Oaks, Calif., was killed Nov. 11 when his vehicle hit two explosives in Taji, Iraq. He was stationed at Fort Hood. He is survived by his wife, Roxanne Longoria Acosta.

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