Unit: 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
MOS: 91W1O – Health Care Specialists
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Badges: Combat Action Badge
Date of birth: 22-Aug-1980
Hometown: Temple, Texas
Marital status: Married to Felicia Villanueva. One daughter; Talihia.
Incident date: 23-Nov-2005
Date of casualty: 24-Nov-2005
Age at death: 25
Cause of death: Hostile Death. Hostile Action.
Javier Antonio Villanueva died on November 24, 2005 in Asad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on November 23, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Hit, Iraq.
Location of fatality: Al Asad Surgical, Iraq
Place of interment: Waco Memorial Park, Waco, Texas, USA