To Honor a Fallen Soldier

Servicemember speaking to audience.Róger Alfonso Suárez González was born in Boaco Nicaragua on May 8, 1984, became a U.S. citizen and chose to serve in the armed forces of his new country. Private First Class Suárez González was killed in action in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on December 5, 2006. He died of injuries suffered from small arms fire while conducting security and observation operations.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

On Dec. 13, Embassy Managua’s Military Group honored PFC Suárez laying a wreath on his tomb. At the site, the team performed a “roll call” saying PFC Suarez’s name and saluting, a traditional form of recognition to acknowledge the fallen in the U.S. Army. PFC Suárez’s family, his parents and siblings were present.

Servicemembers salute.The Embassy of the United States in Managua dedicated a conference room in the memory of Private First Class Suárez González. The conference room is a permanent reminder of the contributions and sacrifice of Private First Class Suarez and the many brave men and women from all parts of the globe to preserve the freedom and democracy of the United States of America.


Family with portrait of fallen solder.