Monday, October 02, 2006

Army Specialist Angelo J. Vaccaro

Remember Our Heroes

Army Specialist Angelo J. Vaccaro, 23, of Deltona, Florida.

Specialist Vaccaro was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Oct. 2 from injuries sustained during combat operations in Korengal, Afghanistan.

10th Mountain Division medical specialist killed in Afghanistan
By PAO Oct 4, 2006, 16:11

Blackanthem Military News, FORT DRUM, New York – A 3rd Brigade Combat Team medical specialist was killed Oct. 2 near Korengal, Afghanistan when his unit encountered enemy forces as they were responding to recover casualties from a firefight earlier that day.

Spc. Angelo J. Vaccaro, 23, was a heath care specialist assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

Vaccaro deployed with his unit in early 2006 to participate in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

A native of Deltona, Florida, Vaccaro enlisted in the Army in March 2004 and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Following advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, he was assigned to Fort Drum in October 2004.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Medical Badge.

Vaccaro is survived by his wife and parents, all of Florida.

Army Specialist Angelo J. Vaccaro was killed in action on 10/02/06.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just though that this should have his two Silver Stars with the rest of his awards. RIP bro.