New England's war dead: Iraq
Sergeant Alex Jimenez, 25, LawrenceSergeant Alex Jimenez, an Army specialist who was promoted in January 2007, was 25 when he and other members of the Second Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division were ambushed while on patrol on a deserted highway south of Baghdad in May 2007. Four other members of his unit and an Iraqi translator were also killed.
Jimenez and two other soldiers were kidnapped. His body was discovered more than a year later by Iraqi authorities in a tragic ending to a family's desperate hope for his return.