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Lauro Garcia De Leon, III
Birth: Jan. 5, 1984
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 2004
Baghdad, Iraq

There was a "lottery" in Iraq, and Lauro won! His prize? A surprise for his mother. He won time off for the 4th of July. He surprised his mother with a visit. This was the last time she saw her son. What a gift from God!

"U.S. Army SPC Lauro Garcia De Leon, III, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2004 while defending his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom at the age of 20. He is survived by his mother, Grace Lopez and husband Jimmy; father, Lauro S. De Leon, Jr. and wife Virginia; brother and sister, Ruben and Jo Ann Garcia; brothers and sisters, Jimmy Lopez, Jr., Nina Ruiz, Lillie Villanueva, Linda Lopez, Carrie De Leon and Christopher De Leon; maternal grandfather, Jose C. Garcia; paternal grandparents, Lauro and Aurora S. De Leon, Sr.; grandmother, Lillie B. Lopez; uncles, Joe R., Roger R., George R. and Joseph Garcia; aunts, Diane Santana, Alma Lenhart and Stephanie, Monica and Margie De Leon; numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Guadalupe R. Garcia, and grandfather, Benito X. Lopez. Specialist De Leon was a 2003 graduate of Floresville High School and worked as a truck driver. He was assigned to 217th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserves, in San Antonio, TX and was attached to 644th Transportation Company in Beaumont, TX, for Operation Iraqi Freedom" 
 
Note: SPC, US Army, Iraq
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 25 Site 744
 
Created by: Angelbabe_E
Record added: Sep 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9461859
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- Love Always, Renee
 Added: Mar. 31, 2015
RIP, buddy. Think about you often. Wish I'd spent more time with you in school, but thanks for all the laughs and the good times we shared in class.
- TexasCheesecake
 Added: Feb. 16, 2015

- Mike Endress--Alabama-USA
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014
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