Mourning The Loss Of A Husband, A Father, A Son, An American Hero

December 1, 2008

America has lost a Hero today. A man who served our country proudly as a Soldier in the US Army. A man who took pride in the job he did and a man who proudly led his Soldiers, when they deployed to Afghanistan this past summer. A man who has fought hard for his life over the past month, after being injured in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, on October 28, 2008. Captain Rob Yllescas, commander of B Troop, 6/4 Cav, 3rd Brigade, 1st ID, passed away today at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, after a month long battle to overcome the devastating injuries that he received in the IED attack.

Since first being notified that her husband was injured, his wife Dena flew to his side and has been with him every step of the way. She has kept friends and family updated on his condition through a blog, that she has updated as much as possible. Captain Rob Yllescas leaves behind his wife Dena, his two young daughters Julia and Eva. Please take some time to say a prayer for the Yllescas family and visit the family blog to leave your words of condolences. On the family blog, you’ll see a donation button. If you chose to, please donate what you can to help the Yllescas family through this terrible time. Any donations I’m sure will be greatly appreciated by the Yllescas family.

Rest in peace brave Hero.


2 Responses to “Mourning The Loss Of A Husband, A Father, A Son, An American Hero”

  1. Jean Crockett on December 1st, 2008 5:45 pm

    I am the great grandmother of one of the soldiers that served under this Capt. in Afghanistan. It is so sad to hear he succumbed to his injuries. I know he fought a great battle both on the battle field and in the hospital. My thoughts, prayers and tears are with you and your family in this time of grief. I am sure there are many beautiful memories to help guide you thru this very difficult time

    Jean Crockett, Wichita, Ks Grandmother of Zachary Veale

  2. David M on December 2nd, 2008 10:22 am

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