EDWARD JOSEPH ACOSTA Specialist 4 Edward Joseph Acosta, age 21, died March 5, 2012 in La Jolla, CA from wounds he sustained in Afghanistan. He was born April 30, 1990 in Ventura CA; living 11 years in Hesperia, CA. He was serving in the United States Army and was awarded the Purple Heart and Combat Medic Badge and the Bronze Star. He is survived by his wife, Lindsay Acosta of Apple Valley; his daughter Emmalyn Acosta of Apple Valley; his grandmother Betty McCarty of Ventura; his grandfather Michael McCarty of Phoenix AZ; his mother Sheryl Acosta of Hesperia; his father Ernest Acosta Jr. of Hesperia; his sister Noelle Acosta of New York; his sister Laura Acosta of Ventura; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held March 17, 2012, 11am at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley CA; Pastor Casey Kendall will officiate. To benefit Edward's infant daughter, Emmalyn, memorial donations may be sent to Account 4213819349 at Chase Bank, 17317 E. Main St., Hesperia CA 92345.
Published in Daily Press from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2012.