PFC Diego Fernando Rincon

PFC Diego Fernando Rincon

Birth
Colombia
Death 29 Mar 2003 (aged 19)
Iraq
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: At the request of his family his body was cremated and is kept in his parents' bedroom at all times. Diego's prized Mustang was modified to Diego's specifications and is going to be passed down, as a family heirloom, along with his ashes.
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Army Pvt Rincon was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. Diego died of a concussion blast and severe shrapnel wounds to the face and limbs. Diego, who moved to the United States at age 5 from his native Colombia, told friends and family members he enlisted with the military to avenge the Sept. 11 attacks and protect the country. "I believe God has a path for me," he wrote in his last letter to his mother. "Whether I make it or not, it's all part of the plan. It can't be changed, only completed." High school friends remembered him as a high-spirited person who was active in cheerleading, gymnastics and drama. Diego was awarded citizenship posthumously.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Diego Fernando Rincon (7 May 1983–29 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7312625, ; Maintained by Erik Lander (contributor 503045) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a At the request of his family his body was cremated and is kept in his parents' bedroom at all times. Diego's prized Mustang was modified to Diego's specifications and is going to be passed down, as a family heirloom, along with his ashes..