Armando Hernandez

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Hesperia, CA

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant Armando Hernandez enlisted in the Army in January 2002. He trained in Fort Benning, GA, and then stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. He was deployed to Iraq in February 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Hernandez was killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near his guard post in Samarra, Iraq.

Armando was inspiring, kind, funny, selfless, compassionate, and full of positivity. He always had a smile on his face, which is remembered by everyone he met. He will never be forgotten.

Joining the Army was what Armando always wanted to do. After news of the 911 attack, he knew that he wanted to fight and honor his country. No matter the sacrifice, he was ready for anything.

Age: 22

Date of Death: August 01, 2004

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