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Family Loses Son In Iraq, Then Home To Fire

Posted by ssbg on January 2, 2006

What an incredibly sad story:

Illinois residents are being urged to pitch in to help an Elmhurst family whose house burned down just five weeks after their son was killed in Iraq. 

Army Pfc. Christopher Alcozer, a 2003 graduate of Willowbrook High School, was killed Nov. 19. His family’s home burned down Dec. 27 when a candle next to a photo of Alcozer caught the picture on fire, according to a press release from the state lieutenant governor’s office.

Alcozer’s father, Jesse Alcozer, is a disabled veteran who served in the Vietnam War and was missing in action for a time and once thought dead, according to the press release. He has two other sons currently serving in the Army, as well as four younger children.

The family was renting the home and did not have renter’s insurance.

Donations can be made to the family at: Jesse Alcozer Family Fund, Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126.

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