Friday, August 26, 2011

Rogelio A. Ramirez, Marines, Lance Corporal -- Rest In Peace

Rogelio A. Ramirez, 21

Marines, Lance Corporal
Based: Camp Pendleton
1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: August 26, 2007
Saqlawiya, Iraq
Single, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Pasadena
High School: Pasadena High (Pasadena)
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena

This is reposted from Boom3, Saturday, July 3, 2010:

Ramirez's father came to the U.S. from El Salvador. He had been a member of a local militia during the civil war there and tried to talk his son out of enlisting. But Ramirez was determined, working two years to retire debts and even removing a small gang tattoo from his hand with scissors.
--Times obituary
When he walked out that door, he walked out whole. He had himself together. He had purpose. He was determined. I wouldn't have taken that from him.
— Irene Ramirez, mother
Requiescat In Pace.

If you'd like additional information about Lance Corporal Rogelio A. Ramirez,
look here, here or here.

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