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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

R.I.P. Staff Sgt. Edwardo Loredo

Army Staff Sgt. Edwardo Loredo
Died June 24, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

34, of Houston, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 24 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

(The following was taken from of June 29, 2010) A Fort Bragg soldier was killed June 24 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Staff Sgt. Edwardo Loredo, 34, a native of Houston and an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, was killed by an improvised explosive device during a dismounted operation in the Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan.

Loredo joined the Army on Oct. 5, 1999 and entered training at Fort Benning, Ga. After he completed his training, Loredo reported to Camp Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, where he joined the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Brigade Combat Team, according to a news release from the 82nd Airborne Division.

In March 2003, Loredo deployed to Iraq for six months before returning to Italy and serving as traffic management coordinator with the 663rd Movement Control Team and finishing his enlistment in August 2004.

Loredo rejoined the Army on Sept. 29, 2004 and returned to duty as an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, deploying to Afghanistan from February 2005 to February 2006.

Loredo was reassigned to Company F, 51st Infantry (Long Range Surveillance) at Fort Bragg in May 2007 and returned to Iraq for a 14-month deployment from July 2007 to September 2008. Loredo arrived at 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in October 2009 and deployed to Afghanistan in December 2009.

"(He) had a presence that could brighten even the darkest rooms. With a smile that was overly contagious, he could instantly make a bad situation tolerable," said 1st Lt. Matt Jarmon, Loredo's company executive officer.

Loredo's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, three Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2 device, four Overseas Service Ribbons, the Overseas Reserve Component Training Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

Loredo is survived by his wife, 1st Sgt. Jennifer Loredo; his daughter, Laura Isabelle; his stepdaughter, Alexis; and his son, Eduardo Enrique.

A memorial in his honor will be held in Afghanistan.


Anonymous said...

Eddie was my brother in Law. He will be laid to rest in Washington D.C. Tuesday July 27, 2010.

Thank you for your service Eddie.

Anthony Sanford said...

You will always be remembered in many hearts. I miss you bro. Thank you for being a great friend to serve with. Airborne. 1/508 ABCT all the way. Love you bro. Anthony Sanford.

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