November 2, 2011

David E. Cabrera

Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera, age 41, of Abilene, Texas, died on October 29, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. 

He was travelling in an armored military bus when a suicide bomber slammed a vehicle filled with explosives into it, killing him.

Saint Elizabeth
Fyodorovna, pray for
David E. Cabrera was a psychologist with the Army’s Medical Service Corps. David Cabrera was born in Florida but grew up in Houston, where he graduated from Sam Houston High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A & M University and joined the U.S. Army as a medical service corps officer in Jan. 1996.  He was the director of social work at USU. As an assistant professor in the university’s Department of Family Medicine, he saw patients, taught military medical students, conducted research on post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth, and participated in university field training exercises. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on September 1, 2011.  On Sept. 30, David Cabrera left the U.S. for Afghanistan. He had been in the country less than a month when he was killed on October 29.

Friends stated that he had a zest for life and that he was proud to serve his country.

David is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife, August, and four children. Two of his children, Corbin, age 13 and Gillian, age 12, are with his former wife, Angela. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that David E. Cabrera is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

No comments: