RACE RELATIONS BLOG: West Point buries first cadet from ‘Class of 9/11’

Friday, October 06, 2006

West Point buries first cadet from ‘Class of 9/11’

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The first member of West Point's "Class of 9/11" to die in combat was buried at the military academy Tuesday, two weeks after she was killed by a bomb at the head of a convoy in Iraq.

2nd Lt. Emily Perez, 23, was leading a platoon when a roadside bomb exploded Sept. 12 south of Baghdad. She was the first female West Point graduate to die in Iraq and the highest-ranking black and Hispanic woman cadet in the school's history.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when is driving a vehicle, on patrol COMBAT ?, im very saddened by her death, but why is it that the media keeps glorifying everything

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's see, being blown up by a roadside bomb....i'd call that combat. One doesn't have to be in an arm to arm combat for it to be combat. I don't see how this is glorifying....

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anytime you're on patrol in a combat area (Iraq, duh.) you're "in combat". Her life and death certainly seems worthy of some glorifying to me. Thank you, Lt. Perez. Sincere condolences to her family.

6:17 AM  

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