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June 24, 2018
Florida's Fallen Soldiers

Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Adrian R. Rowan

A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Pfc. Matthew C. Colin of Navarre at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

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Florida's Fallen Soldiers

Art Levy | 12/26/2012

This year’s Floridian of the Year issue includes 19 American soldiers from Florida who died serving their country in 2012 and three other Florida soldiers who died in 2011 after Trend’s 2011 list went to press. All were killed during the war in Afghanistan. The list is in chronological order.

Army Pfc.
Matthew C. Colin, 22
Navarre
Nov. 16, 2011
Improvised explosive device

Army Spc.
Ryan M. Lumley, 21
Lakeland
Dec. 3. 2011
Improvised explosive device

Army Pfc.
Jalfred D. Vaquerano, 20
Apopka
Dec. 13, 2011
Small-arms fire

Army Sgt.
Joshua A. Born, 25
Niceville
Feb. 23, 2012
Small-arms fire

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