Spec Miguel Carrasquillo

Spec Miguel Carrasquillo

Death 9 Aug 2005 (aged 25)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 14186235 · View Source
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Spc. Carrasquillo of River Grove, Illinois saw a lot of things growing up in a rough neighborhood of Chicago. He turned that experience into music. He had books and books of lyrics going back to when he was 13, struggling through childhood, he wrote about it. His rap moniker was Proliphic, a play on the word prolific. After his mother died, he took care of his younger sister and brother, always insisting that they go to school. Himself a dropped out in his junior year but later received a GED. Then he made his move. He decided to join the Army and really turn his life around. He wanted to make a living for his family and be a hero to all. Miguel acheived that final goal. He planned to marry his girlfriend, 20-year-old Nicole Rosa in August. He was killed when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad at age 25.

1st Battalion
76th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart, Georgia


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  • Added: 5 May 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14186235
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Miguel Carrasquillo (23 Jun 1980–9 Aug 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14186235, citing Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .