Spc. Edward J. Acosta died March 5 in La Jolla, Calif. from injuries sustained in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division was injured Dec. 3 when his vehicle was struck by an improvised-explosive device in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Acosta was from Hesperia, Calif.
Published in El Paso Times from Mar. 8 to Mar. 22, 2012.