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First Name: Ramon

Last Name: Acevedo-Aponte

Birthplace: Penuelas Municipality, PR

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)



Home of Record: Watertown, NY
Middle Name: Antonio



Date of Birth: 30 October 1953

Date of Death: 26 October 2005

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Years Served:
Ramon Antonio Acevedo-Aponte
'Ace'

   
Engagements:
•  Operation Urgent Fury - Granada (1983)
•  Operation Just Cause - Panama (1989 - 1990)
•  Gulf War (1990 - 1991)
•  Kosovo War (1998 - 1999)
•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)

Biography:

Ramon Antonio Acevedo-Aponte was born on 30 October 1953 in Penuelas, Puerto Rico. He lived in Watertown, NY, and was the eighth of ten sons.

Acevedo-Aponte enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1982. He took part in the invasions in Granada in 1983, and Panama in 1989, the Gulf War in 1990, and was in Bosnia at the end of last decade. He was currently serving his third deployment in Iraq and been there approximately seven months.

On 26 October 2005, Sergeant First Class Ramon Antonio Acevedo-Aponte was assigned to Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA. The unit was currently deployed in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

On that day, SFC Acevedo-Aponte was Killed in Action when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near his Humvee in Rustamiyah, Iraq.

Medals & Awards

Purple Heart
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon

Personal Life

Ace was a father who loved his children. He was a chess champion and had studied engineering in the University Enclosure of Mayagüez.

Burial

Sergeant First Class Ramon Antonio Acevedo-Aponte is buried at Cementerio Nuevo de Peñuelas in Penuelas, Puerto Rico.



Honoree ID: 5654   Created by: MHOH

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