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1st. Lt. Andres Zermeño

September 30th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Born: November 30 1984 in Brownsville, Texas
Died: September 25, 2011 in Wardak, Afghanistan

1st. Lt. Andres Zermeño, 26, of San Antonio, Texas, died Sep. 25 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort. Polk, La. He joined the Army in November 2009. He arrived at Fort Polk in February 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with his unit in October 2010. His awards and decorations include, two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. He completed the Transportation Officer Basic course. He leaves his wife, Rachel, a son, Steven Andres, a daughter, Madeline Alicia, his father, Juan, his mother, Dolores, a sister, Isabel, and three brothers, Juan, Joaquin and Adrian.

Burial is at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas – Sec 41 Site 780

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