2004-11-05 / Community

Romero Deployed To Iraq

Army Pfc. Eric A. Romero has deployed to Iraqi Freedom to engage in military operations involving U.S. and coalition forces. Operation objectives include liberating the Iraqi people, preserving Iraq as a unified state, keeping its territorial integrity intact, and helping the Iraqi people begin the process of economic and political reconstruction. Active duty, reserve, and national guard members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces are participating in the operation.

The soldier is regularly assigned to one of the various camps and units (infantry, aviation, armor, artillery, engineer, command support, etc.) of the 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army based in South Korea. Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division deployed to Iraq either to augment soldiers serving in country or to replace soldiers whom had completed their tour of duty.

Romero, an armor crewman/driver, is the son of Maria A. and Luciano Romero of Far Rockaway.

He graduated in 1998 from Far Rockaway High School, and received an associate degree in 2001 from the Bronx Community College, N.Y.

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