Services set for fallen Hawaii soldier
Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered all flags at state and county buildings to fly at half-staff on Tuesday to honor an Aiea soldier who was killed in Afghanistan Feb. 21.
Pfc. JR Salvacion, 27, was killed in Senjaray, Afghanistan, when his Army unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device. Salvacion was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colo.
He was born in the Philippines and joined the Army just over a year ago. He was deployed to Afghanistan as an infantryman in August.
Salvacion’s awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Medal, and the NATO Medal.
Lingle said in a proclamation that Salvacion, “leaves a legacy of great honor and will be fondly remembered by those whose lives he touched.”
Salvacion is survived by his wife, Joy; son, Zildjian Jade; father, Angelito; mother, Milagros Robiniol; brother, Sammy; and sister, Richelle Ann Robiniol.
Visitation from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary; prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation again from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi; Mass at 10 a.m.; burial to follow at 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.