MIAMI (CBS4) – A 26-year-old South Florida soldier has been killed in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Amaru Aguilar died Friday in Kandahar province. Officials said Sunday that Aguilar died of wounds suffered when his unit encountered small arms fire.

Aguilar was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Comments (12)
  1. Eddie Rivero says:

    We offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Amaru Aguilar. We honor you and our nation thanks you for your service paying the ultimate price. AS the father of a serviceman, I cannot image the pain the family is experiencing right now. Our prayers are with you.

  2. S. Sellers says:

    May God be with the family of Sgt. Amaru Aguilar. As the mother of a Army military man stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, my heart and prayers go out to the family. My son has been deployed three times to Iraq so I can only imagine what agony this family is going through. SGT. AGUILAR, YOU ARE IN MY (and all military parents and families) PRAYERS!!

  3. Money says:

    God bless !!! May you rest in peace !! My condolences to the family . You son served honorably , thanks from my family.

  4. Joey Savio says:

    All Gave Some…Some, inculding SGT Aguilar, Gave All!!

  5. Don R. says:

    Rest in peace Sgt. Aguilar. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this horrible time. We appreciate your service more than you will ever know.
    Father, Bless this soldier as you welcome him into your Kingdom.

    Dad of a U.S. Army Specialist, 1st Cavalry, Ft. Hood

  6. Luis Garrido says:

    Our thoughts go out to the Aguilar Family. We honor your sacrifice for our freedoms.Your son is a hero and will always be remembered.


  7. DrPaladines says:

    Words can convey so little to anyone who has lost a love one. As a former soldier, there are even fewer word that mean anything to me, or could help explain why soldiers/servicemembers do what they do in war time. Comfronting fear and death is not an easy task. Nevertheless, there are some men/women who chose to go back and face the monster square in the eye. To me that can only be done whe the ones wearing the uniform realize that he/she is part of something greater than themselves, and at that point they are transformed. This discovery shields them from fear and death as we know it. They are the one who answer to the calling.with courage and shine among others.
    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” And I said, “Here I am, Lord. Send me.”
    ~Isaiah 6:8

  8. Julia Bermudez says:

    we will not forget the sacrifice you gave for our freedom, God bless you and your family.

  9. michelle says:

    Bin Laden is dead!! Why are we still at war? Liberation? We aren’t even free here. The dollar is collapsing because of the wars (our biggest budget spending). Get your sons home!!! Don’t let anymore die for America’s need to rule the world. I repeat, the whole reason we went to war, Osama Bin Laden, has been KILLED!!! Now let’s get the troops home safely. Or was this never about Bin Laden or Saddam, and all about imperialism? You make the call. Don’t let you kids die for this machine. For the record, I served in the US Navy.

  10. jill says:

    Rest In Peace Soldier. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the freedom you protected.

  11. Roger Balmaceda says:


  12. Carol Hicks says:

    A human life is a story told by God

    Every blade in the field

    Every leaf in the forest,

    Lays down its life in its seasons

    As beautifully as it was taken up.

    Henry David Thoreau

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

    Carol Hicks
    Marine Mom

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE