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Capt Aaron Joseph Contreras
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1971
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 2003, Iraq

Marine Capt Contreras was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Aircraft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Killed in a UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in southern Iraq. Contreras had enough brothers to put together a basketball team. When the boys were young, their parents bought a 10-acre plot in Oregon and put a court in the back yard. On summer nights, it was full of Contreras brothers and their friends until 3 or 4 in the morning. Aaron finished in the top 10 percent of his class, which would have allowed him to fly fighter jets. But he knew that would mean frequent deployments, and he was a family man. Aaron married during college, and the couple had a young son. He decided to fly helicopters instead. He wanted to be apart from his family as little as possible. Aaron is survived by his wife, Janelle, and the couple's three children. (bio by: Brenda N) 
 
Burial:
Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: SECTION 1 SITE 267
 
Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory...
Record added: Apr 02, 2003
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...and Birthday Blessings
- Kerstin
 Added: Jul. 4, 2017

- Reader2
 Added: Mar. 8, 2017
CAPT. U.S. Marine Corps. Iraq. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Aircraft Group-39. Purple Heart. My respects to you Sir.
- Mike Endress--Alabama-USA
 Added: Mar. 30, 2016
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