Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Julian Ingles Rios dies 'of wounds suffered when the Humvee he was in was struck by a rocket propelled grenade'

Julian Ingles Rios had warned his wife that if she saw two men in full dress arrive at her door, it would mean the worst.

The worst happened on Thursday, when the two men showed up at her home in the Bent district of Anasco. Julian Ingles Rios had been killed in Baghdad.

Julian, a member of Battalion 130 of the Puerto Rico National Guard, had been in the military for 34 years. He had two months left to serve in Iraq.

Julian was killed when his Humvee was attacked by a mortar when on patrol. Two others were wounded in the attack.

Close friend Francisco Lopez CarriĆ³n, also in the National Guard. said Julian was like his brother, and that there were no words to describe how fine a person Julian was.

He is survived by his wife Maria, and their children Jennifer, 24, Jesse, 29, and Julian, 31.

Abbreviated translation from Primera Hora