RGV Soldier Killed Overseas


POSTED: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 6:10pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:18am

BROWNSVILLE-- News Center 23 has confirmed that yet another valley serviceman has died overseas.

It's a story that has become tragically familiar lately.

26-year-old Lt. Andres Zermeño is the latest casualty. He's the third to lose his life in as many weeks.

The circumstances surrounding his death have not been released, but we have confirmed that Lt. Zermeño was a graduate of the science academy in Mercedes.

This news comes as Army Sgt. Rudy Rodriguez Jr. was buried Monday in Weslaco. Sgt. Rodriguez was killed earlier this month in Afghanistan.

NC23 is still awaiting funeral plans for a third valley hero, Army Sgt. Estevan Altamirano, who died last week while serving his country in Iraq.  

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