Saturday, December 12, 2009

to the family and friends of cpl. Xhacob LaTorre

my thoughts and prayers are with you. i am so very sorry for your loss. i thank cpl latorre and everyone else who is serving their country. their service is much appreciated

Waterbury Marine Dies Four Months After Bomb Blast
On Monday, in his Texas hospital room, the gravely ill Cpl. Xhacob LaTorre of Waterbury received a Purple Heart for the wounds he suffered in August from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, he died of his injuries.

The Marine leaves behind his wife, Frances, and a 1½-year-old son, Javier. A 2005 graduate of Crosby High School in Waterbury, LaTorre was in the ROTC program. He would have turned 21 Saturday.

LaTorre's legs were severely injured when an improvised, explosive device detonated in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on Aug. 10. The bomb instantly killed a fellow Marine who had been on foot patrol with LaTorre, said his aunt, Carmen LaSalle.

His legs had to be amputated, LaSalle said. LaTorre had made progress, though, and was talking and eating at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio within weeks of his injury, she said.

Then infection set in, and his condition worsened, LaSalle said. When he was conscious, he screamed in pain, she said..................

as always the courant has a link to the war dead from connecticut

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Anonymous said...

Thank you all for honoring my nephew he is an amazing young man with strong values. He loved with passion his country and is a proud Marine. An amazing and awsome family man. I am honored and blessed to have him as my nephew he is not just my heroe his also my angel. I love you Xhacob. Godbless you...Freedom has a price Jesus paid his for the world and you paid yours for your country

a rose is a rose said...

again, i am so very sorry for your loss. the good citizens of connecticut (and all of america) DO appreciate those who serve