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PFC Ramon Aristides Villatoro Jr.

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PFC Ramon Aristides Villatoro Jr.

Birth
USA
Death
24 Jul 2005 (aged 19)
Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
14240649 View Source

Army Pfc. Ramon A. Villatoro of Bakersfield, Calif., loved watermelon Jolly Ranchers, hot and spicy pork rinds, dancing up a storm, and his wife of just seven months. That was Ramon. He graduated from high school in 2004 and he got the idea to join up while watching the World Trade Center collapse. In his freshman year, he met Amanda, and the two were together for most of high school. In December, he called Amanda and told her he was coming home on leave and it was on that visit that he proposed. After being assigned to Fort Carson, he shipped out to Iraq in March. Two weeks later, he learned that Amanda was pregnant. He called home, and told his father to open the front door. There stood his bride, with a box in her hand. It contained a positive pregnancy test. Dad, we've got great news, he said on the phone. We're going to have a family. He was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley fighting vehicle in Baghdad at age 19.

Army
3rd Squadron
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Fort Carson, Colo

Army Pfc. Ramon A. Villatoro of Bakersfield, Calif., loved watermelon Jolly Ranchers, hot and spicy pork rinds, dancing up a storm, and his wife of just seven months. That was Ramon. He graduated from high school in 2004 and he got the idea to join up while watching the World Trade Center collapse. In his freshman year, he met Amanda, and the two were together for most of high school. In December, he called Amanda and told her he was coming home on leave and it was on that visit that he proposed. After being assigned to Fort Carson, he shipped out to Iraq in March. Two weeks later, he learned that Amanda was pregnant. He called home, and told his father to open the front door. There stood his bride, with a box in her hand. It contained a positive pregnancy test. Dad, we've got great news, he said on the phone. We're going to have a family. He was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley fighting vehicle in Baghdad at age 19.

Army
3rd Squadron
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Fort Carson, Colo

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