Alejandro L. Manriquelozano – Specialist, United States Army


Five more soldiers killed in the US military action in Panama were laid to rest Thursday, December 28, 1989, including 3 Army Rangers and the first member of the force to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Specialist Alejandro L. Manriquelozano, 30, was buried with military honors, including 3 rifle volleys and the playing of taps, in snow-covered ground at Arlington within sight of the Capitol and Washington Monument.

ColonelJames D. Weiskopf, public affairs officer of the Army Military District of Washington, said Manriquelozano was the first of the 23 servicemen listed as killed in Panama whose family had requested burial at Arlington, although all are eligible.

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