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Corp Carlos E. Gilorozco
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1983
Distrito Capital, Colombia
Death: Sep. 9, 2007
Anbar, Iraq

Marine Cpl Gilorozco was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Gilorozco was killed when his tank rolled over an explosive device. Gil's family moved to the United States in 1993 when he was 8. Their hope was to leave behind poverty and provide a good education for their children. But Gil didn't do well in school he was kind of a troublemaker, got bad grades and wouldn't do his homework but then the Marines caught his eye. He would stay up all night studying and took the test twice only to fail twice. But the third time was the charm and he joined the military two years ago after graduating from Willow Glen High School in San Jose, California. His dream was to become a San Jose police officer when his time in the military was up. Gil was on his second tour of Iraq and due to come home in November when he was killed. He left behind his wife, Esmeralda, and two sons whom he wrote to regularly the youngest one was an infant he'd only seen in pictures and over the Internet. Gil's last letter home to his youngest son arrived the day after he was killed. It said, "I miss u my chiquito (little one), I can't wait until me and u go get a hair cut together and go in a green grass and play ball....I hope you think about Daddy because I'll be thinking about you." 
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
 
Created by: Brenda N
Record added: Sep 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21514029
Corp Carlos E. Gilorozco
Added by: Brenda N
 
Corp Carlos E. Gilorozco
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Corp Carlos E. Gilorozco
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