NYC Memorializes a Fallen Hero

A Bronx Post Office is renamed for Isaac T. Cortes, lost in Iraq.

Private 2nd Class Isaac T. Cortes

On Thursday, August 16th, a dedication ceremony was held at the Parkchester Post Office in Bronx, New York to honor Private 2nd Class Isaac T. Cortes. A longtime Parkchester resident, Private Cortes served in United States Army with Charlie Troop, 1-71 Cavalry Squadron.

Deployed to Iraq in September of 2007, Private Cortes was killed in action on November 27, 2007. He was one of two soldiers killed when an improvised explosive device was detonated as his vehicle conducted mounted patrols through Amerili, Iraq.