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ARMY SERGEANT
 ANGELO LOZADA JR.

August  8, 1968 ~ April 6, 2005

Operation Iraqi Freedom

2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
Camp Hovey, Korea


36, of Nashua, NH; killed in action while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq

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The last call from Angelo to his family was a happy one; he was headed home in 2 weeks. He wanted to surprise his mother for Mother’s Day and meet his first grandchild.
Angelo grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. with his parents,  5 brothers, 2 sisters and a large extended family. Growing up, he earned a reputation as a practical joker who always looked out for his younger siblings. He and his two brothers, Louis and Antonio, joined the reserves after graduating from Easton District High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Angelo joined the Reserve after he graduated from high school. About 17 years ago, when his family moved to Nashua, Angelo followed them.  At 19, he joined the New Hampshire National Guard for six years before switching over to active duty in the Army. His family says Angelo considered New Hampshire to be his home.
His brother Antonio said one of the reasons he loved the reserves was traveling the world. “He wanted to travel and he got to. He was gung-ho all the way.”  Gus another of Angelo’s brothers referred to Robert Frost’s “The Road Less Traveled,” saying his brother took a road of unselfishness, sacrifice and service.
Family was very important to Angelo. His son, Michael, said his father often brought him to the movies and had coached his baseball team when he was little.  “He did right for everybody. We were always worried about him, but he was always worried about us,” sister Angela said. 
 'He was a sweetheart,' said his brother, the Rev. Augustin Rodriguez, 44, who is a pastor in New York. 'He cared very much for everyone - he was just a good person.'
Angelo joined the Reserve after he graduated from high school. About 17 years ago, when his family moved to Nashua, Angelo followed them. Yesterday, Rodriguez said Angelo had considered New Hampshire to be his home. He held several jobs before re-enlisting and started a family here. His three children - Michael, 18, Crystal, 16, and Jonathan, 15 - live in Nashua, as do several of his brothers. About two months ago, his daughter, Crystal, had a baby daughter. Angelo had seen photographs and was looking forward to meeting his grandchild, relatives said.
Angelo was the first NH soldier killed in Iraq to be laid to rest at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Angelo was honored with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal, which were presented to his parents, Angelo Sr. and Angela Lozada, at the burial.
Angelo is survived by his children Michael, Crystal, and Jonathan; a grand-daughter; his parents Angelo Sr. and Angela Lozada, five  brothers , two sisters and his extended family