Ramadi (northeast of), Iraq
Married, 4 children
High School: Cache Creek High School (Yolo)
Foreign Country of Birth: Colombia
Burial: Winters Cemetery, Winters, Calif.
Jimmy Arroyave was born in Colombia but grew up in Woodland, outside Sacramento. A Marine since 1993, he had hoped to retire in 10 years and then work for the park service.
Two Jimmy Arroyave memorial funds have been established. One benefits the National Parks Fund through the Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Novato 94949. The other aids his family through the River City Bank, 199 Main St., Woodland 95695.
For Rachelle Arroyave, the kindness of strangers is a comfort.
"It's nice to know that so many people care," she said.
Read the entire LA Times article about
Marine Sergeant Jimmy J. Arroyave here.
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