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Staff Sgt Javier Orlando Ortiz Rivera

November 16th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Born: September 7, 1984
Died: November 16, 2010 in Helmand, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Javier O. Ortiz-Rivera of Rochester, New York is a graduate of Edison School of Imaging and Information Technology. Javier joined the United States Marines in 2002. And as a Marine, he was serving his second deployment to Afghanistan, having previously served a tour in Iraq.  Javi leaves his wife, Veronica, three children, his mother, Gloria Rivera, his father, Orlando, a brother Orlando and a sister Glory. He was expected to be back stateside in April of 2011. He died at age 26 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia – Sec 60 Site 9485
1st Battalion
8th Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Division
II Marine Expeditionary Force
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

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