Army SPC Edward J. Acosta, 21, of Hesperia, California. Died March 5, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at VA Hospital, La Jolla, California, of injuries sustained December 3, 2011, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.
Chimborazo Hospital Chimborazo Hospital was an American Civil War era facility built in Richmond, Virginia, to service the needs of the Confederate Army. It functioned between 1862 and 1865, treating over 76,000 injured Confederate soldiers. It achieved a 20 percent mortality rate, and today the site is owned by the National Park Service and is used as the visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield Park.
-Steve came home from a mission and found Bucky huddled in the bathtub. Hiding? Having some kind of episode? He'd broken in somehow, found a knife, tried to carve away the metal—not the first time, to judge by the scars.- Steve's always afraid, now, of going off onto missions. Because he knows he'll have to leave Bucky behind.
Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman (SEAL) Matthew J. Bourgeois Died March 27, 2002 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 35, of Tallahassee, Fla.; assigned to Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Va.; killed by a land mine during small-unit training on March 27, 2002, in Afghanistan.