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Cablegate: Honoring Those Who Have Served in the U.S. Military

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FM AMEMBASSY MEXICO
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: POL CASC MX
SUBJECT: HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE U.S. MILITARY

1.(SBU) A Defense Attache Office (DAO) team led by Assistant
Army Attache Cozzens and accompanied by USAF Master Sergeant
Ramirez notified in person the family, including the Mexican
national spouse and two children, of a U.S. Army Private
First Class killed in action last week. The U.S. national of
Mexican background was mortally wounded in Baghdad, Iraq on
August 22 by an improvised explosives device (IED) while
driving an M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. In a separate
case, Chief Warrant Officer Four Wiechert attended the
funeral August 23 in Ojo Caliente for a Mexican national U.S.
Army soldier killed in a non-combat accident in the U.S.
earlier in the week.

2. (SBU) It is estimated that more than 40 Mexican nationals
(or military personal listing Mexico as their POB) have been
killed in action while serving the U.S. military since
September 11, 2001. DOD estimates that more than 20 of them
have been granted posthumous U.S. citizenship. The Mission
views as one of its highest priorities honoring those Mexican
nationals and those of Mexican descent who have given the
ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America.


Visit Mexico City's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/mexicocity and the North American
Partnership Blog at http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/nap /
GARZA

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