Monday, February 09, 2009

Army Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge

Remember Our Heroes

Army Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge, 22, of Leominster, Mass.

Pfc. Roberge was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 9, 2009 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds s sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby, Sgt. Joshua A. Ward and Pfc. Albert R. Jex.

Hundreds pay homage to fallen Hood soldier

The Associated Press

LEOMINSTER, Mass. — Hundreds of mourners have paid homage to a soldier who was killed Feb. 9 in Iraq.

More than 1,200 people attended the funeral of Army Pfc. Jonathan Roberge on Feb. 19, including children home from school who waved American flags as the hearse carrying the casket drove past to St. Cecilia’s Church.

The 22-year-old was killed by a suicide car bomber near Mosul, Iraq, while on patrol in a Humvee. The family said he went to Iraq in December.

Monsignor James Moroney said Roberge wanted to make people safe and make a difference in the world.

Roberge was a 2005 graduate of Leominster High School’s Center for Technical Education. The soldier has two younger sisters and a younger brother.

Army Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge was killed in action on 02/09/09.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I met three of your Aunts at the memorial in Ft. Hood. Didn't get the chance to speak to your parents, but I saw them....they are all so proud of you, and we are as a military momma in law, I share the pride your family feels...we will never forget you kiddo. Your name is on the beautiful wall, its not just a name, its a story, of what was and what will be...thank you child for your service.