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Another Son of Micronesia Falls In Iraq, U.S. Army Sergeant, Iosiwo Uruo



U.S. Army Sergeant, Iosiwo Uruo casket

May 24, 2007 – U.S. Army Sergeant, Iosiwo Uruo, 27, who resided in Agana Heights, Guam died today in Buhriz, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Sgt. Uruo died of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire.  Sgt. Uruo was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) in Fort Lewis, Washington.

Although a long-time resident of Guam, Sergeant Uruo hails originally from the State of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia.  Sergeant Uruo is survived by his immediate family which includes several siblings and a brother, Alanser Uruo, who is a U.S. Marine Corporal.

U.S. Army Sergeant, Iosiwo Uruo

Guam Governor Felix Camacho has granted a special request by Uruo's father, Isaoshy Uruo, that Uruo be laid to rest beside "three other war heroes", Army Spc. John Flores, Army Sgt. Jesse Castro and Army Spc. Kasper Dudkiewicz, previously fallen in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeant Uruo will be laid to rest in Guam's Veteran Cemetary on Friday, June 8.

Sergeant Uruo's funeral and burial services coincided with the trip to the Pacific by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne who will be attending the funeral on Friday.

Sergeant Uruo is the 5th son of the Federated States of Micronesia and the 21st son of the greater Micronesia region to fall since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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