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Sgt David Jimenez Almazan

Sgt David Jimenez Almazan

Birth
Mexico
Death 27 Aug 2006 (aged 27)
Iraq
Burial Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 15630409 · View Source
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Sgt. David J. Almazan of Van Nuys, California attended Van Nuys Senior High, graduating in 1997. He then attended Los Angeles Valley College and worked at Costco in Van Nuys. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, he was known as David Jimenez, reflecting his father's last name. In Mexico, his mother's maiden name, Almazan, was listed last on his birth certificate, a common practice there. He joined the Army in 2002 because he wanted to make a difference for himself and for other people. His dream was to become a firefighter, ut the Army did not need firefighters. Instead, David was placed in a medic training program where he performed superbly in that role. A fanatic soccer fan, David was excited to be in Germany, where the World Cup matches were being played. He would wore his Mexico shirt and rooted for his native country. He never lost his appreciation for his Mexican heritage. He loved salsa dancing, and his favorite food was enchiladas with homemade rice, beans and Tapatio hot sauce. An immigrant born in Guadalajara he died for his country. But he didn't become an American citizen until after a roadside bomb took his life in Iraq. He had been deployed in Iraq for only three weeks. He is survived by his wife and his parents. He was 27.

Army
1st Battalion
36th Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade Combat Team
1st Armored Division
Friedberg, Germany


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 5 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15630409
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt David Jimenez Almazan (27 Feb 1979–27 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15630409, citing Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .