Army CPL Joseph A. Blanco, 25, of Bloomington, California. Died April 11, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle and he came under enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Taji, Baghdad Province, Iraq.
Follow us on phase 2 of our epic road journey which covers Midwest USA. It was only about 3 weeks long, but the number of things we fit in still makes my head spin. This is certainly not fly-over country. Road Trip Chicago, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Louisville and more. Family Travel.