Paterson soldier to be buried in N.J.

The family of a Paterson soldier allegedly killed by a comrade in Iraq has decided to bury him in New Jersey, rather than his native Peru. Family members, friends and neighbors of Sgt. Christian Bueno-Galdos

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2009, 11:32 PM

Updated 5,537 days ago

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The family of a Paterson soldier allegedly killed by a comrade in Iraq has decided to bury him in New Jersey, rather than his native Peru.
Family members, friends and neighbors of Sgt. Christian Bueno-Galdos gathered Sunday at a fundraiser originally designed to bring in money to send Bueno-Galdos' remains back to Peru. His father, Carlos Bueno, says the family decided they wanted to have his grave closer to them.
Bueno-Galdos moved to Paterson with his family when he was 7 years old. He obtained U.S. citizenship while serving in Iraq. His funeral is expected to be held at the Dover Military Base later this week.
As a final show of support and gratitude toward Bueno-Galdos and his service, the city of Paterson will be installing a permanent plaque to honor him as a war hero at the Hayden Heights Veterans War Memorial.


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