Remains of Parma soldier Angel Lopez killed in Afghanistan returned to Cleveland

Family mourns loss

CLEVELAND - A soldier's remains were returned to his family Monday morning after he was killed in Afghanistan following an attack by a group of enemy forces.

Army Specialist Angel L. Lopez  of the 201st Brigade Support Battalion died on Oct. 5 in Afghanistan from small arms fire when his unit was attacked.

The remains of the 27-year-old soldier were returned to Cleveland this morning to his family at Burke Lakefront Airport in a touching tribute and procession.

Lopez was a graduate of John Marshall High School. He was stationed in Kentucky where he lived with his wife and children. He began his military service in Jan. 2012 and arrived to Fort Knox in July 2012. This was Lopez's first deployment.

Lopez was a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Fort Knox.

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