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Military Mum on Death of Waxahachie Soldier


The family of a Waxahachie soldier killed in Afghanistan this weekend says it is having a tough time getting information about his death.

The father of Pvt. Joel Ramirez said two Army officials came to his home and told him his son had been killed. But he said he hasn’t heard much since then.

“I don’t know, exactly. I don’t know because I don’t know exactly what is the real truth,” Chano Ramirez said.

The Department of Defense has not yet publicly identified Ramirez as a casualty.

Chano Ramirez said he was told that his son was killed in an explosion while doing night patrols in Afghanistan. His son had been in Afghanistan for only one month.  Please read the entire story here

Update April 19, 2011

The Department of Defense said a Waxahachie soldier killed in Afghanistan was one of three soldiers killed by an improvised explosive device.

Pfc. Joel A. Ramirez died from wounds suffered when the IED hit his unit in the Nimroz province of Afghanistan on April 16.

His family found out he was killed over the weekend and questioned the lack of information about his death.

April 19, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Department of Defense, Safety and Security Issues | ,

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