Staff Sgt. Wilberto Suliveras is the 63rd Puerto Rican soldier to die in Iraq. Suliveras, 38, died July 29, 2007 in Taji, Iraq of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire. Suliveras of Humacao, Puerto Rico was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas.
The family has asked the military that he be buried here in Puerto Rico at the National Cemetery in Bayamon. His remains will first go to Fort Hood for a small ceremony prior to arriving in Puerto Rico.
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