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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Casket of Ewa Beach soldier killed in Afghanistan arrives in U.S.


By William Cole
Advertiser Military Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

An Army carry team carried the transfer case containing the remains of Army Pfc. JR Salvacion of Ewa Beach upon his arrival yesterday at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

JOSE LUIS MAGANA | Associated Press

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Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

JR Salvacion

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A soldier from šEwa Beach was killed in Senjaray, Afghanistan, on Sunday when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon said today.

Pfc. JR Salvacion, 27, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colo.
Salvacionĺs American flag-draped casket arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Monday for return to his family.