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Conflict Period:
Iraq War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
PV2 1
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RUBEN ESTRELLA-SOTO 1
Age: 18 1
Gender: MALE 1
Race: UNKNOWN 1
Suffix or Middle Name: [Blank] 1
Death:
Casualty City: AN NASIRIYAH 1
Casualty Country: IRAQ 1
Casualty Geographic Code: IZ 1
Death Date: 23 Mar 2003 1
Incident Geographic Code: IZ 1
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City: EL PASO 1
Country: US 1
County: EL PASO 1
State: TX 1
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Iraq War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
PV2 1
Component:
ACTIVE DUTY 1
Gulf Operation:
U.S. Military Casualties - Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Names of Fallen 1
Military Unit:
507TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE COMPANY (PATRIOT), FORT BLISS, TX 79916 1
Pay Grade:
E02 1

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Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto

Nasiriyah, Iraq

Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, of El Paso, Texas was one of eight soldiers found dead during the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who was being held captive.

He was a member of Lynch's unit, the Fort Bliss, Texas-based 507th Maintenance Company, which was ambushed near Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003. The unit was on a supply mission.

Estrella-Soto was a mechanic's son who grew up in a hardscrabble neighborhood east of El Paso, Texas, and knew the value of education. Estrella-Soto enlisted in the Army right after his high school graduation, though his father didn't want him to go.

"I knew it was a difficult life," Ruben Estrella Sr. said.

Born across the Texas border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Estrella-Soto became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. several years ago.

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