Army Pfc. Charlie C. Antonio
Died April 18, 2010 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom
28, of Kahului, Hawaii; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died April 18 in Annassar, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.
(The following was taken from www.starbulletin.com of Apr. 22, 2010) A 28-year-old soldier from Kahului was killed in Iraq on Sunday night.
The Pentagon said Pfc. Charlie C. Antonio died in Annassar of noncombat injuries. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, Colo. A Fort Carson spokeswoman said the incident is under investigation.
His family was informed of his death Monday by Army officers, his brother, Marlon Antonio, said yesterday. Family members were told how his brother died, he said, but did not want to talk about details.
Marlon Antonio said his brother graduated from a high school in the Philippines and had worked on Maui for 13 years at several hotels before enlisting in the Army.
The Army said Antonio enlisted on April 1, 2009, and was assigned to the 3rd Brigade three months later as an infantryman. The unit deployed to Iraq on March 18. He is the second soldier with Hawaii ties to die in Iraq this year.