26 years old from Fair Oaks, California
1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mech)
November 11, 2003
"Everywhere he went, he would not take his cross off," his brother Fernando Acosta said. "He was a very strong believer in God."
The avid Los Angeles Lakers fan with a fondness for the cartoon character Scooby Doo "felt very strongly about helping other people out," Fernando Acosta said. He re-enlisted this year despite his concern over the dangers because "he figured it was the right thing to do," his brother said.
"I know that he did not die in vain," said his widow, Roxanne Longoria Acosta. "He was proud of what he did."
These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look
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