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Our Fallen Heroes

Spc. Hai Ming Hsia, Borough of Manhattan Community College

August 31, 2006 | Our Fallen Heroes

SPC. HAI MING HSIA Hai Ming Hsia was a real New Yorker, a native of lower Manhattan’s Chinatown. He lived most of his life there in the narrow streets of New York’s best known ethnic enclave. He grew up, attended school, and went on to work while living there. He tried his hand at college, […]

Pfc. Min Soo Choi, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

August 15, 2006 | Our Fallen Heroes

PFC. MIN SOO CHOI Born: January 28, 1984 in South Korea Died: February 26, 2005 in Abertha, Iraq Pfc. Min Soo Choi was born in Korea, but embraced America as his adopted land. In just a few short years he came to love and believe in America so much that he was willing to give […]

Pfc. James E. Prevete, Queens College

August 15, 2006 | Our Fallen Heroes

PFC. JAMES E. PREVETE James Prevete was only briefly a member of the CUNY community, for a few months as a student at Queens College. James, however, like Queens College, was truly a product of the borough. He grew up in Whitestone, a patriotic middle class neighborhood on the north shore of Queens. Like thousands […]

Spc. Segun Akintade, NYC College of Technology

August 15, 2006 | Our Fallen Heroes

SPC. SEGUN AKINTADE Born: December 24, 1969 in Lagos, Nigeria Died: October 28, 2004 in Mushada, Iraq Specialist Segun Frederick Akintade was a student of New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn. After achieving an Associates Degree, he continued to pursue a Bachelors Degree in computer science. He was dedicated to supporting his extended […]

Spc. Francis C. Obaji, College of Staten Island

August 9, 2006 | Our Fallen Heroes

SPC. FRANCIS C. OBAJI Born: May 5, 1983 in Owerri, Nigeria Died: January 17, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq Specialist Francis Obaji emigrated from Nigeria to the USA in 1996. He graduated from Erasmus High School in Brooklyn where he excelled in both academics and on the track team. After graduating, he enteredthe College of Staten […]