Sunday, June 19, 2011

Paul T. Nakamura, Army Reserve, Specialist -- Rest In Peace

Paul T. Nakamura, 21 

Army Reserve, Specialist 
Based: Colorado Springs, Colo. 
437th Medical Company 
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom 
Died: June 19, 2003 
Iskandariya, Iraq 
Gender: Male 
Hometown: Santa Fe Springs 
High School: Santa Fe High (Santa Fe Springs) 
Burial: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier 

"He was a rascal -- you would tell him not to do something, and he would do it anyway," said his sister, Pearl Nakamura, 23. She spent a lot of time with her brother, shooting pool, bowling and swimming. They were only one grade apart at Santa Fe High School.
"We got in trouble together," she said.
I will always remember Paul with his red board shorts on top of our ambulances. Oh... and the sight of him launching the FLA over the sand dunes in Kuwait. You will NEVER be forgotten. I miss you.
— Victoria Nguyen
June 24, 2009 at 3:06 p.m.
Read more about Paul T. Nakamura, Army Reserve Specialist, here and here and here.

One day he said, 'Mom, Dad, I'm so proud I was born in the United States.' — Yoko Nakamura, mother, talking about her soldier son

Reposted from Army Reserve Specialist Paul T. Nakamura as last remembered at Boom3 on June 19, 2010.

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