Sunday, March 04, 2007

Sgt Jonathan Cadavero

On February 27th, 2007 Sgt Cadavero was killed when the HUMVEE he was riding in struck an IED in Baghdad.

Cadavero was a member of 1st Platoon, A Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division. Their task and their specially modified Buffalo vehicles was to go out and find IEDs before the convoys would roll. The statistics until 27 February had all been in favor of the troopers from the 10th Mountain. Of the 172 IEDs encountered, 62 had detonated without seriously injuring any soldiers.

Now Cadavero's family struggles to make arrangements for the son who always wanted to be a soldier. "He just absolutely loved America and what it stood for," recalled his sister, Kristia Cavere. Sgt Cavadero also leaves behind a widow, Pfc Michelle Cavadero who is now with her family in Mississippi. They had just married in November when Jonathan came home from Iraq on leave.

I will end this post with another thing he said to his sister, "Kris," he told his sister, "I want to fight so that your kids don't have to." Lets make sure Kris's children never have to fight, lets finish this now.

Update: Funeral arrangements for Sgt Cadavero have been finalized.

Goshen — A memorial service for Jonathan Cadavero, a 24-year-old Orange County soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, will be held Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, his family announced yesterday.
The service begins at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a military burial at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen. The church is at 33 Park Place and the cemetery is at 111 Craigville Road.

11 March 2007, Jonathan Cadavero laid to rest.

Yesterday, a community that stretches far beyond his hometown of Tuxedo — a community of not only neighbors, but classmates, teammates and soldiers — came to pay last respects. ... "I have fought the good fight," the pastor read. "I have finished the course. I have kept the faith."


Mike's America said...

We owe to all those who gave what Lincoln called "that last full measure of devotion" to make sure we finish the job.

Anything less would be a betrayal.

Kleber DeGracia said...

I will always remember you.. and one Day, We'll be able to have that Pizza we both promised to have.. I MISS YOU MY DEAR BROTHER!!
~Kleber DG~

Anna said...


KDG you have my sympathy and let the family know there are many who do respect and honor what Jonathan laid his life down for.

Kleber said...

Anna, do U know me from somewhere or the pages online that stated me being his best friend is where u got a hold of me.. Anyways have a great day and Yes thank you for letting me know about johnnie.. God BLess!!
Pray for his family!
Pray for me and for mine, Im being deploited in August 14, 2007.
Take care!
((USAF.Airman 1st class; Kleber DeGracia))

Anna said...


I have never met you. Nor have I searched online for you. I stumbled across Cavadero's story and felt moved to write about him. This nation is truly poorer without him and its up to the rest of us to pick up the slack.

I was responding to the kleber degracia post. I am a bit confused now.

Good luck with the AEF rotation in August. Remember what happens TDY stays TDY. :)

US.AirForce Airman 1st Class-Kleber DeGracia said...

I know what you mean.. But we'll be ok. Im just waiting for all of this to end!!
Thank you for the words and God bless!