Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Sgt. John D. Aragon
From: Antioch, Calif.;
Assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.;
Incident: Army Sgt. John D. Aragon died June 12 in Kadamiyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Antioch soldier killed by roadside bomb in Iraq
The Associated Press
ANTIOCH, Calif. — When John Aragon told his mother during his senior year of high school that he wanted to join the Army, she urged him to wait at least a year before making the decision.
Aragon completed a year at a community college, but the delay did nothing to diminish his passion for the military, his mother said. He called his parents once he reached Fort Campbell, Ky., to tell them all about it.
“He said, ‘I love the Army and the Army loves me,”’ Denise Aragon said. “The two just clicked.”
Aragon served for just over two years before he was killed Thursday by a roadside bomb in Iraq, the Department of…