Sunday, March 11, 2007

Jonathan Cadavero laid to rest

Goshen – Spc. Jonathan Cadavero, a lifelong resident of Tuxedo, was remembered Friday as a loving son and husband. The 24-year-old US Army soldier was killed in February 27 in Baghdad, Iraq when the armored Humvee in which he was a passenger was struck by a roadside bomb. Two other soldiers were also killed. They were all assigned to the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, NY. Cadavero was a medic with the unit.

Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral service for the fallen hero on Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen. He was later laid to rest in the Orange County Veterans’ Cemetery in Goshen.

An honor guard of Vietnam veterans and other former military personnel lined the front of the church as they each stood at attention and held an American flag. Former Marine John Tibbs of Peekskill was compelled to make the trip.

“I’m a member of the Patriot Guard riders and riding with respect and it’s just the thing to do.”

Among the local dignitaries who paid their respects to Cadavero were State Senator William Larkin, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, and Orange County Executive Edward Diana.

Cadavero enlisted in the Army after graduating cum laude from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Md. in 2004.

Cadavero is survived by his wife, Michelle, his parents Nadia and David, and his sister, Kristia.

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