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SSGT Jerry Lee Bonifacio Jr.

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SSGT Jerry Lee Bonifacio Jr.

Birth
Vacaville, Solano County, California, USA
Death
10 Oct 2005 (aged 28)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial
Vacaville, Solano County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Block 32, Lot 386
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The hometown newspaper, the Vacaville Reporter, portrayed Bonifacio as popular and easygoing. Bonifacio, the newspaper reported, loved heavy metal music and, in addition to having the same first name, bore a striking resemblance to Jerry Mathers, the actor who played Beaver in the 1950s television sitcom “Leave It to Beaver.” Many of his friends, in fact, called him “Beaver.”

In the National Guard, Bonifacio was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment in the Bay Area city of Dublin. Before his deployment to Iraq earlier this year, he served in Kuwait and in the Sinai Peninsula. Posthumously promoted to staff sergeant, Bonifacio was a squad leader, mortar man and dismount team leader.

Bonifacio is survived by his parents, Jerry and Anna Bonifacio; younger siblings Esther and John Bonifacio; grandparents Liz and Hope Steele; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, most of whom live in the Vacaville area. (Source: LA Times Oct 16, 2005)

Contributor: TJ31324 (47236880)
The hometown newspaper, the Vacaville Reporter, portrayed Bonifacio as popular and easygoing. Bonifacio, the newspaper reported, loved heavy metal music and, in addition to having the same first name, bore a striking resemblance to Jerry Mathers, the actor who played Beaver in the 1950s television sitcom “Leave It to Beaver.” Many of his friends, in fact, called him “Beaver.”

In the National Guard, Bonifacio was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment in the Bay Area city of Dublin. Before his deployment to Iraq earlier this year, he served in Kuwait and in the Sinai Peninsula. Posthumously promoted to staff sergeant, Bonifacio was a squad leader, mortar man and dismount team leader.

Bonifacio is survived by his parents, Jerry and Anna Bonifacio; younger siblings Esther and John Bonifacio; grandparents Liz and Hope Steele; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, most of whom live in the Vacaville area. (Source: LA Times Oct 16, 2005)

Contributor: TJ31324 (47236880)

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