Friday, February 22, 2008

Local Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb

Albert Bitton, 20, who joined the Army after graduating from Ida Crown Jewish Academy, was killed in Baghdad on Tuesday. His Humvee/ambulence was hit an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Handleman, his parents, Elie and Silvia, and his sisters, Jackie and Elizabeth.

Albert grew up in West Rogers Park and was scheduled to return home in January 2009.

"Bitton's family said the soldier's body was expected to return to Chicago this weekend, and services are planned for Tuesday or Wednesday."

Service: February 26 (Tue), 1 pm
Congregation Adas Yeshurun
3050 W Touhy Ave
Chicago, IL 60045

Interment: Memorial Park

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