Saturday, June 23, 2007


It was a tragic month for Fil-Am soldiers in Iraq. There were at least four soldiers of Filipino heritage who died within the past month in Iraq, all dying of similar causes.
Army private first class Victor Michael Fontanilla, 23, was among three paratroopers killed last May 17 when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee, similar to what happened to Gagarin, in Iskandariya,
Fontanilla is survived by wife Noel and son, Mykal-Christian Kila. He is expecting the birth of a second son.
Though born in Stockton, California, Fontanilla is a 2nd generation Filipino-American.
A week later on May 4, Corporal Mark Ryan Climaco Caguioa, 21, died at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland after receiving an incorrect blood transfusion in Iraq.
Caguioa, who also hailed from Stockton and served in the Second Brigade, First Cavalry Division, was being treated for wounds suffered when another improvised device exploded underneath their vehicle in Baghdad.
Like Fontanilla, Caguioa is also a 2nd generation Fil-Am.
Sgt. Richard Correa, 25, was killed last May 29 when an explosive device exploded near him and another soldier while they were on foot patrol in Ilbu, Falris, Iraq.
Correa, a highly decorated soldier assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), based in Fort Drum, N.Y, resided in Honolulu but his body was buried in Lingayen, Pangasinan last week.
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