7.28.2008

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Sgt. Alex Jimenez



Hundreds of mourners trekked up a flag-lined street Saturday for the funeral of Army Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez, whose body was found 14 months after he and two fellow soldiers were captured during an ambush in Iraq.

The coffin arrived covered by an American flag and atop a horse-drawn carriage, escorted by fellow members of the Fort Drum, New York-based 10th Mountain Division.

Jimenez will be buried Aug. 2 at Long Island National Cemetery. He was born in New York and his mother, Maria Duran, lives in Corona, Queens.

Link: Hundreds attend funeral of soldier ambushed in Iraq

Related: Sgt. Alex Jiménez (POW/MIA): R.I.P.