Captain Jason

The latest news on the recover of Jason after his injury in Iraq by an IED.


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Cpt. Jason Scott
WRAMC Building 20
Mologne House Hotel #316
6900 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington DC 20307

Phone: 202 577 0092

Saturday, May 13, 2006

In Memoriam: Sgt. Alessandro Carbonaro: Died May 10, 2006

It is with great sadness, I report the death of Sgt. Alessandro Carbonaro, son of Gilda who has visited and stayed with Jason in October. From Alex's obituary in the Washington Post May 12, 2006:

A US Marine from Bethesda died Wednesday from wounds received in Iraq, 18 days before his first wedding anniversary. "They had so many plans, so many things they wanted to do," the Marine's mother, Gilda Carbonaro, said when reached by telephone yesterday in Germany, where her son died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Sgt. Alessandro Carbonaro, 28 was known as Alex. A reconnaissance Marine with numerous medals and commendations, he was wounded May 1 while involved in combat operations in Anbar province, according to the US Department of Defense. He was injured when the Humvee in which he was riding ran over an IED. He suffered burns over 60% of his body, his mother said. Carbonaro was on his second tour of duty in Iraq...

The couple wanted to raise children, travel and have "long Sunday dinners with their parents," his mother said...On Monday, Carbonaro's father warned neighbors that his son's condition had deteriorated, "Our pain is unbearable," he wrote. Two days later, he wrote again, "Our dearest son Alex passed away at 10:30 this morning." Carbonaro's father wrote that four people--he, Alex's mother, his wife and mother-in-law--were at this side. We held him in our arms until he exhaled his last breath."

Let us pray and hold in love this suffering family that comfort and healing may be theirs. Let us work for peace. Let us deepen our understanding of the Mystery of the God of death and life, creation and destruction.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jason and Katy. I will be leaving to go to my cousin Alessandro's funeral tomorrow. Thank you for thinking of Gilda and her family it's so sad. Thank you Jason for your sacrifices. We take for granted that while we sit and ralax in our homes that we have so many soldiers in harms way. Speedy recovery. I'll add a prayer for you tonight. Laura C. from Texas

Monday, May 22, 2006 12:37:00 AM  

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