Sgt Javier Ortiz-Rivera

Sgt Javier Ortiz-Rivera

Birth
Death 16 Nov 2010 (aged 26)
Helmand, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60 Site 9485
Memorial ID 61769547 · View Source
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Staff Sgt. Javier O. Ortiz Rivera, 26, of Rochester, N.Y., died Nov. 16 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Ortiz-Rivera was a graduate of School of Imaging and Information Technology at Edison. He enlisted in the Marines out of high school in 2002 and served three tours of duty, firstly in Iraq in 2003. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 and again in September of 2010. He was due to return home from his deployment in August. His family says he loved his military career, and spoke to them of the excitement of his latest deployment by telephone just four days before they were notified of his death.

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  • Maintained by: Mount Hope NY
  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 17 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61769547
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Javier Ortiz-Rivera (7 Sep 1984–16 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61769547, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Mount Hope NY (contributor 219) .