Body of fallen Staff Sgt. Estevan Altamirano arrives home
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:58:23 GMT —
The body of fallen Staff. Sgt. Estevan Altamirano arrived home in the Rio Grande Valley early Tuesday afternoon.
A plane carrying the body of Altamirano arrived at McCreery Aviation in McAllen around noon Tuesday.
Altamirano is an Edcouch native and attended Edcouch-Elsa High School graduate.
He leaves behind a wife and three children in McAllen.
Family members told Action 4 News that Altamirano also had two other children from a previous marriage.
Altamirano served three tours overseas in Iraq for the past 11 years but died in a non-combat incident while cleaning a weapon back on September 18th.
He is the 41st out of 42 Rio Grande Valley servicemen and women killed fighting the War On Terror overseas.RAW VIDEO: Body of fallen Sgt. Estevan Altamirano arrives home