SPC HERBERTH A. BERRIOS-CAMPOS – U.S. ArmyHometown / City: Bealton, VA
Date of Death: Friday, July 24, 2009
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: HHC, 1st BN, 505th Infantry, 3 BCT
Post / Base: Fort Bragg, NC
The Associated Press
Herberth Berrios-Campos was an energetic and determined soldier before he even formally joined the military.
“He told me that he was going to join the program and be my highest-ranked cadet, and he was a man of his word, because that next term, he joined up and he stayed,” said Warren Fountain, who was Berrios-Campos’ Junior ROTC instructor in high school.
“If you asked him a question, he said he could do it. He never doubted himself. That’s one thing about Campos.”
Berrios-Campos, 21, of Bealeton, Va., died July 24 in Salman Park, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a noncombat incident. He was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C.
Fountain remembered Berrios-Campos as a quiet but confident young man who enjoyed playing soccer and running cross-country. He said as a teen, Berrios-Campos often wore his uniform on days it wasn’t necessary so he could represent the military.
Capt. Joel Graves, his company commander, remembered Berrios-Campos for his “energetic youthfulness and humorous personality.”
Berrios-Campos is survived by his mother, Armida Carballos, and his father, Jose Campos.