Army Staff Sgt Alex Jimenez Way

104th Street and 37th Drive

Alex Ramon Jimenez Duran (1982 – 2007)

Maria Del Rosario Duran described her first son, Alex Ramon Jimenez Duran, as the leader of the family. Alex was a Staff Sergeant for the U.S. Army who pursued a career in public service. On May 12th, 2007, Alex’s unit was captured by enemy forces in Jurf al-Sakhar, Iraq, after they were attacked. His body was recovered in Iraq on July 8, 2008, confirming his passing 14 months after the capture.

Maria talks about the time her son described why a career in the military attracted him.


Audio story, text and portraits of Maria Del Rosario Duran by Gabriel Rodriguez-Tossas

Neighborhood photographs by Joe Caffrey

Images and portrait of Alex Ramon Jimenez Duran provided by Maria Del Rosario Duran