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Age:   31
Hometown: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Date of Death: 3/1/2005
Incident Location: Beiji, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Sup
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

As a girl, Lizbeth Robles used to sit in her hometown along the Puerto Rican coast, dreaming of the land across the ocean. When she grew up, Robles explored it in the Army. "She told me, 'Don't worry, there's danger everywhere. If something's going to happen to me, it could just as easily happen in Puerto Rico. This is what I like, and this is the work I want to do,'" said her aunt, Delia Diaz. Robles, 31, of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, died March 1 from injuries she sustained when her Humvee crashed in Beiji. She was stationed at Fort Carson. "Lizbeth liked the Army, driving the tankers and trucks. She wanted to remain in the armed forces," said her father, Santiago Diaz. "She wanted to study and to learn and to defend the nation." She had served in South Korea, Uzbekistan and at various U.S. posts. Another aunt, Judith Robles, remembered "an exemplary child." "She was very studious. Everything she set her mind to, she would do. Every time she set a goal I felt proud," she said. She also is survived by her husband, Stokley Smith.
Source: Associated Press
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