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UNL grad dies from injuries inflicted in Afghanistan

BY ART HOVEY and BILL EDDY / Lincoln Journal Star
Tuesday, Dec 02, 2008 - 12:41:12 am CST

A 31-year-old Army captain with family ties to both Nebraska and Guatemala died Monday from wounds suffered Oct. 28 in Afghanistan.

Rob Yllescas, a 2001 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ROTC program who was severely injured by an improvised explosive device in the mountains of Afghanistan, died Monday morning at Bethesda Naval Medical Center near Washington, D.C.

On an Internet blog where his family kept friends and the public informed about Yllescas’ condition, his wife, Dena, a native of Osceola, wrote:
“Well, today Rob went to be with the Lord. Last night his ICP’s went really high and they took him for another CT scan. The scan results were devastating. So, we decided to let him go Home. He went very painlessly and quickly. I don’t know when his funeral will be b


Added: Dec-2-2008 Occurred On: Dec-2-2008
By: badwarnews4u
Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: afghanistan, IED, vbied, car, bomb,
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