Sunday, November 13, 2011

US soldier from Guam killed in Afghanistan

21-year-old US Army Specialist Calvin Evangelista Pereda, originally from Guam, was killed in action in Kandahar province on 12th November 2011 when an insurgent bomb exploded whilst his unit was conducting a foot patrol.

Spc. Pereda served with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He joined the Army in March 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year.

His mother, Rosario Evangelista Pereda, moved to the Fayetteville area from Guam in 2000 with her sons. She was a single mother and wanted to start a better life for her boys, his cousin, Emerald Evangelista Salas said in a statement to press.

1 comment:

  1. you where a great friend to me in high school an middle school.An a great person, funny careing an easy to get along with, even tho i just found out about what happen to you,it made me cry an if i could i would take ur place. You will allways be missed, an loved.I STILL CANT BELIVE THAT SOMETHEN LIKE THAT CAN HAPPEN TO SUCH A GREAT PERSON.. YOU ARE MY HERO. R.I.P CALVIN


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