Fallen Soldier: Jaror Puello-Coronado

Jaror Puello-Coronado
Dates: Died July 13, 2003
Hometown: Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Specialist
Player: Lauren Gomez

Sgt. Jaror C. Puello-Coronado, 36, of Pocono Summit, Pa, was was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 310th Military Police Battalion, Uniondale, New York. He was killed in a traffic accident July 13, 2003 at Camp Edson, Iraq. Puello-Coronado was manning a traffic point when he was hit by a speeding, out-of-control dump truck and was pinned against a Humvee after he pushed another soldier out of its path.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Spc. Puello-Coronado moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York as a young boy. He moved his family to the Poconos from Jersey City, NJ, following the Sept. 11 attacks. They saw the World Trade Center burning from their bedroom window and decided it was time to leave. Spc. Puello-Coronado who worked as a security officer for TSA, a private security company, served in the Army either on active duty or in the reserves for more than half his life.
"My uncle left a huge hole in my family’s hearts. Even though I was only 7 years old when my uncle passed away. It feels like I've known him for my lifetime already. My mom [his youngest sister) talks about him all the time. She talks about everything that they went through when they were younger.”
He is survived by his wife Sandra, two sons and a daughter.