In Memoriam: Lieutenant Colonel Javier García Nieto

November 17, 2010
Javier García Nieto

SDP 2009

Lieutenant Colonel García Nieto died in a terrorist attack on November 1, 2010 in Putumayo, Colombia as the result of a landmine activated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).  LTC García Nieto was a battalion commander who served in the Colombian armed forces for more than 21 years and had received 10 special distinction awards.