7.03.2008

Army Sgt 1st Class Jeffrey Rada Morales: R.I.P.

The latest Boricua soldier to die in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars was Army Sgt 1st Class Jeffrey Sgt. Rada Morales who was killed in the line of duty along with two other members of his unit on June 29th. The Green Berets died when their vehicle rolled into a canal in Khosrwo-E Sofla, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

"El día que me dijo que se iba para el Ejército me dio un llantén... Nunca he creído en la guerra, pero eso era su sueño y tenía que respertarlo.” Virginia Morales, Sgt. Rada Morales' mother
Sgt. Rada Morales, a 32-year old Puerto Rican, born in the town of Naranjito, is survived by his wife, Amanda Rada Morales, daughter Jessica and son Andrew of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Sgt. Rada Morales was a medical sergeant in the Airborne unit; this was his second deployment to Afghanistan since joining the Army in 1995.

Links:
Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey M. Rada Morales
3 Special Forces soldiers killed in vehicle rollover
Suma otra baja boricua la guerra de Afganistán
Muere otro militar boricua en Afganistán

“Decía que estaba defendiendo a su patria”
Faces of the Fallen