Saturday, October 06, 2007

Army Cpl. Gilberto A. Meza

Remember Our Heroes

Army Cpl. Gilberto A. Meza, 21, of Oxnard, Calif.

Cpl. Meza was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; died Oct. 6, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.

Ventura County Star -- An U.S. Army soldier from Oxnard has become the 17th casualty in the four-year-old Iraq war.

Cpl. Gilberto A. Meza, 21, died in Baghdad from wounds he sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit on Saturday, a Department of Defense press release said.

Meza was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

Meza was the third Oxnard resident to die in the Iraq war. The last was Spc. Jaime Rodriguez Jr., 19, who died in Saqlawiyah when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Meza entered Oxnard High School in 2000, and later transferred to Channel Islands High School, Frontier High School and the Oxnard Union High School District's GED program in 2004, officials said.

Attempts to contact the family were unsuccessful.

Army Cpl. Gilberto A. Meza was killed in action on 10/06/07.

2 comments:

Ponch said...

We miss you CPL Meza. You will never be forgotten. RIP

Ponch said...

We miss you CPL Meza. You will never be forgotten and you will always remain close to our hearts. Rest in peace.