Monday, July 11, 2011

Pedro A. Barboza Flores, Lance Corporal, Marines -- Rest In Peace

Pedro A. Barboza Flores, 27

Marines, Lance Corporal
Based: Camp Lejeune, N.C.
2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: July 11, 2009
Helmand province, Afghanistan
Gender: Male
Hometown: Glendale
High School: Hoover High (Glendale)
Foreign Country of Birth: Mexico
Barboza Flores was born in Durango, Mexico. At age 2, he moved with his family from Zacatecas to Los Angeles. When he was 12, his family moved to Glendale.
Barboza Flores was a mellow and light-spirited guy, who carried around a sketchbook everywhere he went, loved to collect comic books and play action video games, especially "Metal Gear Solid." He enjoyed science fiction and history books.
Among the comments left at the LATimes:
Barboza was a good friend of mine.. i met him in crewmans course in california.. we came to camp lejeune 2d lar bn in november 2008.. we hung out every weekend with the rest of our friends... he was much older then most of us and we all looked up to him not only as a fellow marine but as a father.. he was always callin me his son... always helping people out when ever he could... boza will always be in my heart and i will never forget him.. i love you bro and we all miss you very much
— LCpl Andrew Cavell
March 12, 2010 at 9:02 a.m.
Pedro; todos te recordaremos con carino y sobre todo ese gran valor que demostraste. Que Dios te tenga en su gloria.
-- tu prima Angelita
Read more about Lance Corporal Pedro A. Barboza Flores here and here.
Pedro Barboza Flores with his sisters, Aurora Alamillo and Lizet Barboza Flores, on a skiing trip in December 2007. Lizet visits her brother's grave in Glendale two to three times a week.
Pedro A. Barboza Flores' mother and father, Aurora and Nolberto Barboza Flores, center, are flanked by Tuskegee Airman Oliver Goodall, left, and WWII Bombardier Louis Zamperini, right. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer ) Story here.

This remembrance of Lance Corporal Flores is reposted from Boom3, Sunday, July 11, 2010, Pedro A. Barboza Flores, Lance Corporal, Marines -- Rest In Peace

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