Felix Delgreco, 22, of Simsbury, was a sergeant in the Connecticut Army National Guard. He was killed while on patrol in Baghdad, when his vehicle struck an improvised bomb and was attacked with small arms fire. He died two days after arriving in Baghdad, and was the first member of the Connecticut guard to die in Iraq.
Felix was a member of Simsbury High’s Class of 1999 and he also was an Eagle Scout from Troop 76. Felix’s music teacher John Zenisky was at Felix’s court of honor induction ceremony. “He was proud of that achievement,” he said. “I was happy to be there because he was such a great kid and he was well-liked by his classmates. He always had a smile on his face all the time.”
Troop 76 commemorates Felix’s service to his community and country each year by providing a scholarship to those scouts that stay actively involved in the troop and their community through their senior year in high school.
There are many references to Felix and his many achievements throughout the web. Here are some good links to help you learn more about Felix and his contributions to his community and country.