Friday, September 23, 2011

John Carrillo Jr., Army, Specialist -- Rest In Peace

John Carrillo Jr., 20

Army, Specialist
Based: Ft. Stewart, Ga.
3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation New Dawn
Died: September 23, 2010
Fallouja, Iraq
Married, 2 children
Gender: Male
Hometown: Stockton
Burial: Park View Cemetery, Manteca, Calif.

From Record Net:

Stockton Army specialist one of two fatally shot in Iraq barracks brawl
John Carillo’s mother said he was a smart, avid reader who grew up fast as he entered fatherhood at 16.

As a student at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., he met an Army recruiter who pushed the 20-year-old to fulfill a lifelong goal of serving in the military.

“He thought this was going to help his family a little faster. It was a way to support his wife and his child,” his mother, Desiree Carillo, told the Stockton Record. “I was very proud of him when he decided to go into the military.”

Carillo died Sept. 24 in Fallujah, Iraq, after being injured a day earlier in a non-combat related incident.

He is survived by his children and his wife, Reylene; his mother and father, Desiree and John Carillo Sr.; and three younger siblings.

“He was always there for his family. He was a good son, a good father, a good brother and a good husband. I will never get to see that again. He was a good friend to many people,” Desiree Carillo said.

Read more about Army Specialist John Carrillo Jr. here 

Also killed was Army Private 1st Class Gebrah P. Noonan of Connecticut.

 Army Private 1st Class Gebrah P. Noonan -- Rest In Peace

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