Israel Candelaria Mejias

Puerto RicoSpc. Israel Candelaria Mejias, 28, of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, died April 5, 2009, near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when a mine detonated near him during combat operations. Spc. Candelaria Mejias was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment in Task Force 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Grafenwoehr, Germany.