Sunday, July 13, 2008

Army Pfc. Sergio S. Abad

Remember Our Heroes

Army Pfc. Sergio S. Abad, 21, of Morganfield, Ky.

Pfc. Abad was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008. Also killed were 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, Sgt. Israel Garcia, Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers, Cpl. Jason D. Hovater, Cpl. Jason M. Bogar, Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips, Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey and Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling.

WSVN -- MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida soldier's sacrifice was remembered by loved ones on the day he was scheduled to arrive home.

Sergio Abad was among nine U.S. servicemen killed in a deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan on Sunday.

More than 100 militants fired machine guns, lobbed grenades and shot mortars into a remote base housing the U.S. Forces.

Abad was set to return home to South Florida Tuesday to be with his pregnant fiance.

His mother is still in shock with the loss of her son. "Horrible, surreal. I keep thinking they're gonna call and say they made a mistake. Don't think they will now, it's been too long," said Lori Pitts.

Army Pfc. Sergio S. Abad was killed in action on 7/13/08.


Kevin Babcock said...

Sergio was a great friend and soldier, I am proud to say that I served with him.

My heart goes out to his family and fiance.

He will be missed!

Mark and Leoniss Burroughs said...

My baby brother gave his life for us, and i know that if he would have chosen his death "This would have been it." He was such an amazing man even when he was an ass he was still amazing at it. Thank you to all those that fought with him.

zak pitts said...

my brother died honorably on the battlefirld doing what he loved i cant believe its been almost 3 years since he passed, ilove you bro i miss you sergio
love you,
your baby brother zak