Carlos and I grew up together in Orem he was 3 years older than me and I
couldn't have asked for a better role model. I moved away from Utah to nj then
to tx and today I recieved the text message I never hoped to see. Some say that
when they have heard the news of someones death that it's like being hit with a
ton of bricks. Well believe me when I say that this is far worse. I can remember
it like yesterday that Carlos and a few of our close friends would waste away
summer days at one anothers house. I vividly remember one summer day we found an
shopping cart and rode it down the hill by our houses, and Carlos crashed over
the curb and got up like it was nothing. I remember calling him superman.
Nothing could bring him down. He was invincible. Though I have written a lot I'm
find myself at a loss for words. Imdeeply sadened and overcome with grief. I
miss u buddy
I was with 4th L.A.R. You will be missed and remembered my brother!! Semper
Semper Fi brother...You will be missed but not forgotten.
We are indebted to you and your fellow brothers and sisters of the armed forces.
You have given the ultimate gift to us, and we thank you. Rest in peace, and may
God send his peace and love to your family at this time.
....and American hero, in my opinion. Thank you.
Years ago I joined the Marines for the same reason. This man is the reason why
others, who choose not to fight for freedom, have free rights to talk bad about
the military. If it weren't for this man they wouldn't have that right. There is
nothing more elite than a Marine. Thanks for what you gave. Thanks to your
family for raising a son with such high values and love for this country. We
love our Marine Corp.
was a common virtue." True then and true now of those who fight for all of us .
This is heartbreaking. My condonlences to the family.