The Salt Lake Tribune
Raphael Arruda
Died: 2011-07-16
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
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"He had a lot of plans. I donít know where we are going from here." Andrey Arruda, Raphael Arruda's brother. U.S. Army Cpl. Raphael Arruda, 21, died Saturday in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, when a roadside bomb hit the mine-protected vehicle he was in. Arruda died of blunt force trauma just a week shy of his 22nd birthday. Arruda planned to study construction engineering in college and was saving money to build a summer home in his native Brazil.