Guam – The Department of Defense has yet to officially announce the names of the 2 Guam soldiers who died in Afghanistan last Thursday, but DoD has already turned over the body of one of the soldiers to his family.
The Governor’s Office Sunday night announced that that the body of Corporal Dwayne W. Flores was turned over to family members during a “Dignified Transfer of Remains” ceremony at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday morning.
CPL Flores’ mother and sister attended the brief ceremony. It has not yet been announced when his body will be returned to Guam.
Flores and another Guam solider, SGT Eugene M. Aguon of Mangilao, were both killed by a suicide car bomber in Kabul last Thursday. No word either on when the remains of SGT Aguon will be returned.
This past Saturday, Governor Calvo declared Guam in a State of Mourning for the two fallen Guam soldiers.
[A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Cpl. Dwayne W. Flores of Sinajana, Guam, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. on May 18, 2013. Flores was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry, Fort Juan Muna, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Tucker)]