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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.

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Published in Daily Press from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2012.
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March 5, 2014
We miss you Doc today is a sad day here at the company.
gilberto berumen
September 16, 2013
To the family of Spc. Edward J. Acosta:
Edward gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
September 4, 2013
Under the new administration of God's kingdom, “nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more.” (Isa. 2:4; Mic. 4:3) What a blessing this will be! No more bombing of cities, no more killing of innocent men, women and children. Earth wide, people “will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.”—Ps. 37:11.
September 28, 2012
Miss you Brother.
Tyler Bisbee
July 19, 2012
To The Acosta Family, with our deepest


John 11: 1- 44
Mary Kanada
May 25, 2012
Sgt. David O'Steen
May 23, 2012
Rest in peace brother!
Capt.David Sturgis
March 29, 2012
My condolences to th Acosta Family, May the God of Comfort provide solace to you and this difficult time
Joseph Rivers
March 22, 2012
hey brother me and the rest of 2nd plt. miss you like crazy. Im happy to have met and served with you. you are a good friend of mine and will always be in mine and the rest of the plts hearts brother. love you man
Roger Nyman
March 20, 2012
My condolences to this hero and his family, your life on earth has ended but you are now serving in a bigger Army and for a greater cause. God has now a warrior that will see over his loved ones on earth and continue the the fight to end all wars. Love from a Vietnam Vet who loves you even though I never met you. Now as in the past war is for the young and you will live forever in the hearts of those you left behind.
Armando Sanchez
March 20, 2012
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
March 20, 2012
Dearest friend to All,
Your life did not go down in vein. We SALUTE YOU and are proud of all your accoomplishments you served while over there. THANK YOU, thank you for serving our country!!! My heartfelt prayers to all the family. GOD BLESS your soul forever!!
Debbi Ortez
March 17, 2012
My dear friend, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You and the rest of your family have my heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Gary L. Williams, USMC
Gary Williams
March 16, 2012
Thank You Specialist Acosta for serving our country, but above all for serving OUR LORD with HONOR. You are now serving HIM, and watching over your entire family. May HE embrace, and welcome you into HEAVEN. To they entire Acosta family, our prayers and condolences are with you. GOD BLESS.
Viet-Nam Vet
March 16, 2012
My dear friend and fellow Crew Chief of the 134Th Demons, my heart and prayers go out to you
Karl R. Renz 134th 68-69 Demon Flight
Karl Renz
March 16, 2012
The 134th AHC wishes to express our deepest sympathy.
Jean Cowan
March 16, 2012
134th AHC, Vietnam 1967-71
Jim & Jean Cowan
March 16, 2012
You are my Hero may God keep you in his arms forever.
Gary Allain
March 15, 2012
Rest in peace Brave Soldier. Job well done!
Silver Farr
March 15, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who strive to send handmade prayer shawls and/ or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one in service to our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA would like to honor your son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a shawl which we will mail to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses and what they would like to receive. We will send them as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved one who died serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address, as our organization can no longer get family contacts through the military. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
March 14, 2012
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice for our country, Spc. Acosta. For his family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God give you peace as you deal with his passing. I hope it comforts you to know that Edward Acosta died a hero, with respect, integrity, and honor. God bless your family
March 14, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy
for the loss of your loved one Edward
and my gratitude for his service.
May the Lord comfort you at this most
difficult time.
God Bless you Spc. Edward J.
Acosta...you will not be forgotten.
Sylvia Kronenwetter
March 14, 2012
RIP ACOSTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thomas Duran
March 13, 2012
May the memories of your loved one bring
you peace and joy knowing that he served our country enduring freedom. As a mother of a solider I always keep all servicemen in my prayers. My deepest sympathy for all family members. Remember your loved is a Hero.
March 13, 2012
Rest in peace young warrior. You will not be forgotten. It is because of brave young men like you that allow lesser ones to live in freedom. You are special.

To his family, know that you are not alone. We lost our wonderful son, Cpl Kenneth E Necochea, to a suicide bomber in Kandahar Afghanistan on 12/12/10. I pray that you can navigate the journey in front of you.

I will proudly escort your hero with the Patriot Guard Riders on Thursday as he makes his journey from San Diego to his final resting place.

Neal Wright
Neal Wright
March 13, 2012
Rest in peace Soldier.
Rick Melendrez
March 12, 2012
I am a medic out here in Afghanistan. I have worked with SPC Acosta, and he is one of the best medics I have met in my military career. He was very brave! When I heard about the accident I had it in my heart he was going to make it because he is a strong individual. I couldn't believe it when I heard the bad news. I know he is up there with the Lord watching over all of us! May GOD bless his family in this tough time. Acosta... YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!!!!!!!
Thomas Duran
March 12, 2012
Our family would like to send out prayers for a brave American hero and his family... May God give them comfort and strenght during these hard times.

The Aceves Family
Army SSG Omar Aceves
KIA 01/12/2011- Afgh.
March 11, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to a real American Hero. Our love and prayers go to his family. Thank you for your service to our country. You payed the ultimate price for our freedom. Thank you.
Al and Nan Rose
March 10, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and military unit of Edward Acosta, and for his special baby girl. Please take comfort in that she will grow up knowing her father was a hero. Our family thanks him for his service.
Massachusetts family
March 10, 2012
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Edward will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
March 9, 2012
We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. He made the ultimate sacrifice like my son did. Three months ago I lost my 21 year old son in Afghanistan and as a mother the pain will always be there. This I know for sure that God will pour his strength and comfort to each of you, like He did for my family and I. Again, our condolences to you.

The Pereda Family
(SPC Calvin M. Pereda)
KIA - 11 November 2011
Rose Pereda
March 9, 2012
I will keep this family in my prayers. Edward's sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Danielle Stone
March 9, 2012
God bless the family and I pray they are given strentgh to cope with this tragedy. Rest in peace Edward.
tony arias
March 9, 2012
To the Acosta Family and all who knew him, my deepest symathies for the loss of your beloved Edward. He made the ultiamte sacrafice for his country, his loved ones and for those like me who didn't even know him personally but know that he was doing what his heart had lead him to do so that we can continue live free. God Bless You Edward and my the Lord have you in his glory!
Veronica Anaya
March 8, 2012
Our family is so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
March 8, 2012
In honor of a brave young man who sacrificed his life. May you rest in peace.
March 8, 2012
Lord, we ask your blessing today as we gather to pay our respects to another American serviceman.
It is our duty and our honor to gather together to honor this fellow American.
Give strength to his family in their time of grief.
Rose Connolly
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