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CPL Javier Gonzalo Paredes

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CPL Javier Gonzalo Paredes

Birth
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death
5 Sep 2007 (aged 24)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot
Section 26 Site 3126
Memorial ID
21381427 View Source

Cpl. Javier Paredes of San Antonio lived most of his childhood in foster care. He was a graduate of Ingram High School. As a child Paredes, suffered physical abuse, including cigarette wounds to his body, his family said. He and his brothers were removed from his home when Paredes was about 5. Paredes and his four siblings spent most of their childhood at foster homes and group homes all over the state. His mother died in 1999, she would have been proud of him. Known by his nickname Niño, he lived with his aunt just before he joined the military in 2004. Before that, he had stints in construction work and at H-E-B as a dishwasher where he was a hard worker who washed dishes and did other jobs at at the Central Market on Broadway, often volunteering for night and holiday shifts. He was a proud, strong soldier who loved his job and worked as a medic, rescuing wounded soldiers on the battlefront. Javier was an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys. Javier was preceded in death by his mother Rosie Paredes and his grandmother Sara Luna. He was 24.

Army
2nd Battalion
69th Armor Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Benning, Ga

Cpl. Javier Paredes of San Antonio lived most of his childhood in foster care. He was a graduate of Ingram High School. As a child Paredes, suffered physical abuse, including cigarette wounds to his body, his family said. He and his brothers were removed from his home when Paredes was about 5. Paredes and his four siblings spent most of their childhood at foster homes and group homes all over the state. His mother died in 1999, she would have been proud of him. Known by his nickname Niño, he lived with his aunt just before he joined the military in 2004. Before that, he had stints in construction work and at H-E-B as a dishwasher where he was a hard worker who washed dishes and did other jobs at at the Central Market on Broadway, often volunteering for night and holiday shifts. He was a proud, strong soldier who loved his job and worked as a medic, rescuing wounded soldiers on the battlefront. Javier was an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys. Javier was preceded in death by his mother Rosie Paredes and his grandmother Sara Luna. He was 24.

Army
2nd Battalion
69th Armor Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Benning, Ga


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