U.S. Embassy honors Nica soldier killed in Iraq

Suarez family outside the embassy conference room dedicated to Roger Alfonso (photo/ State Dept.)

The U.S. Embassy in Managua yesterday received the family of fallen U.S.-Nicaraguan soldier Róger Alfonso Suárez, who was killed in Iraq on Dec. 5, 2006.

Suárez was born in Boaco, Nicaragua in 1984 and later became a U.S. citizen. He joined the U.S. Armed Forces in 2005 and was sent to Ar Ramadi, Iraq, where he was killed by gunfire while conducting an operation to provide “security and observation,” according to a State Department release.

Suárez was part of the Ninth Infantry Air Defense out of Fort Carson, Colorado.

Suárez’s family visited the U.S Embassy yesterday to see the conference room dedicated in memory of their son.

  • Nelson

    Starting to look no different than FOX news with a deep sense of a sensationalist tabloid.

  • Kelvin

    Its called “Diplomacy” Nelson… you could use some.

  • Michael

    Every citizen of the United States is indebted to Roger Suarez and his family for the sacrifice he made. Nelson, your comments are out of line, and in addition to diplomacy you also need to mull over the meaning of compassion. In my community and, I am certain, all other communities, in this country, what is important in this story is the courage and heroism of Roger. The only evidence of tabloid journalism I see is in your comment. To the Suarez family, I admire you for raising such a selfless young man, and I add my condolences to the thousands of others you have received.

    Liberal Democrat
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA