LCPL Carlos Alfonso Segovia Lopez

LCPL Carlos Alfonso Segovia Lopez

Birth
El Salvador
Death 19 Sep 2016 (aged 19)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 170780460 · View Source
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CARLOS ALFONSO SEGOVIA LOPEZ

Lance Corporal Carlos Alfonso Segovia Lopez, 19, succumbed to his wound on September 19, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Sandra Jeanette Lopez Juarez of Los Angeles, his sisters, Cynthia Elizabeth Fuentes Lopez & Liliana Stephanie Fuentes, both of Los Angeles and LA on Cloud 9 “Cloud 9ers”.

Carlos was born in El Salvador and at the age of 5, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles. Carlos was her only son. He attended Menlo Elementary School and then James A. Foshay Learning Center in South Los Angeles. During his time at Foshay, Carlos was a part of Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) and Troy Camp as a young camper and later as a volunteer, both programs were at the University of Southern California.

His passion for giving back to his community flourished and Carlos joined LA on Cloud 9, who help homeless people and animals in need. Here, Carlos enhanced his leadership skills by leading by example and assisted in creating Cloud 9’s Teen Project.

In his search to give back to more people, Carlos enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Upon graduating from Marine Corps Boot Camp, Carlos was named Honor Graduate.

During his short but illustrious Marine Corps career, Carlos excelled and quickly promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal. He continued, when on weekend leave to Los Angeles, to volunteer and at times highly encouraged other Marines to join him.

His energy, mischief, kindness and zest for life are what his family and friends will remember most. Carlos touched the hearts of many and he will be profoundly missed by all. Semper Fidelis Young Warrior, Semper Fidelis…

WE LOVE YOU LANCE CORPORAL CARLOS ALFONSO SEGOVIA LOPEZ.

Carlos also leaves behind his grandparents; Pedro Alfonso Lopez & Maria Magdalena Juarez de Lopez of El Salvador, his uncles; Edgar Roberto Lopez Juarez, Ludwing Vladimir Lopez Juarez both of El Salvador, his aunts; Ena Uris Hernandez of Los Angles, California, Gloria Elena Lopez of El Salvador and his "2nd mom" Claudia Perez.

Condolences may be sent to his family through our website.

Visitation
OCT 4. 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Prayer Service
OCT 4. 06:00 PM
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90015

Funeral Mass
OCT 5. 09:30 AM
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90012

Graveside with Military Honors
OCT 5. 11:30 AM
Los Angeles National Cemetery
950 S. Sepulveda Bl.
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90024

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the LA On Cloud 9 organization that Carlos was very much involved with:
http://www.laoncloud9.org/product/in-memory-of-lcpl-carlos-segovialopez/
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A statement from the School of Infantry-West and USMC Training Command remembered the Marine.

"The news of Lance Cpl. Carlos Segovia Lopez death weighs heavily on our hearts. The Marine Corps extends its deepest condolences to his family and friends as they deal with their loss. The overwhelming support and prayers we witnessed in support of this young man are a testament to the mighty son, friend and warrior that he was.

Although we grieve the loss of one of our own, we will continue to stand with and support Carlos' loved ones as they work through this tragedy. In a very short time, LCpl Segovia Lopez deeply impacted those who came to know him and his unselfish and honorable legacy will live on in our Corps. Once a Marine, always a Marine."

He also was a junior counselor for children in South Los Angeles through the USC Troy Camp.

Published at 10:22 AM PDT on Sep 20, 2016 | Updated at 12:02 AM PDT on Sep 21, 2016

Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Marine-Shot-Los-Angeles-Camp-Pendleton-Carlos-Segovia-Lopez-394153161.html#ixzz4LvsmwQXR
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A 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton who was shot this weekend while visiting friends and family in South Los Angeles died Monday night, coroner’s officials said.

Carlos Segovia died at 8 p.m. at California Hospital Medical Center. Segovia had been hospitalized in grave condition since the weekend.

He was found at 11:35 p.m. Friday slumped over and unconscious in a Dodge Charger in the 2100 block of 31st Street, according to Capt. Peter Whittingham of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Marine left the military base near San Diego on Friday. He had just visited his girlfriend that night and was preparing to drive to a family friend, when he was struck by gunfire.

Friends and family will hold a vigil for Segovia at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the site of the shooting.

No suspect has been identified in the shooting. Police said Segovia has no connections to gangs or other activity that would seem to make him a likely target of gun violence.

Whittingham said the shooting is “absolutely a mystery.”
“Like so many cases in South L.A., we have nothing to go on at this point,” he said.

Segovia, who was born in El Salvador, came to the U.S. with his mother. Both are U.S. citizens.

After graduating high school, Segovia joined the Marines about six months ago.

The U.S. Marine Corps identified him as Carlos Segovia Lopez, who held the rank of lance corporal. His current assignment was at the student reconnaissance training company. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and certificate of commendation.

A U.S. Marine Corps training command said in a statement that his death weighed heavily on everyone’s hearts.
“The overwhelming support and prayers we witnessed in support of this young man are a testament to the mighty son, friend and warrior that he was,” the training command said. “Although we grieve the loss of one of our own, we will continue to stand with and support Carlos' loved ones as they work through this tragedy. In a very short time, LCpl Segovia Lopez deeply impacted those who came to know him and his unselfish and honorable legacy will live on in our Corps. Once a Marine, always a Marine.”

He was best known around his community for his volunteering and service work. Segovia led a youth group called Teen Project, which aimed to motivate high school students to finish school, and he worked at LA on Cloud 9, which provides services to homeless people and to animals.

He once served as junior counselor for USC Troy Camp, a group that mentors children in South Los Angeles.

“We are heartbroken over this tragedy,” LA on Cloud 9 said. “We were fortunate to witness Carlos become a fine young man who graduated from the Marine camp earlier this year and started his service with the U.S. Marines.”

The Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2016, 9:40 AM
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The Patriot Guard Riders
https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?422950

LCPL Carlos Segovia Lopez, 19, USMC (AD), Los Angeles, CA

When: 05 OCT 2016

The family and the USMC have invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend services for LCpl Carlos Segovia Lopez and honor him for his service to our country; we would be honored to do so.

LCPL Carlos Segovia Lopez, 19 years of age, served proudly in the U. S. Marine Corps for 6 months, he was currently assigned to a student reconnaissance training company at Camp Pendleton. He was home on leave in Los Angeles when he was shot by an unknown assailant and later succumbed to his injuries.

Carlos was a very giving person who had a dream of becoming a Marine and serving his country. His final act of giving was donating his organs so that others can live.

The PGR was there on 22 SEP 16 at the hospital to line the hallways along with his brother Marines when he was taken off life support and wheeled to the operating room for his final gift to others. This young Marine exemplified the true meaning of the word "Hero" in more ways than one.

In his hometown Carlos led a youth group called Teen Project, which worked with youth to finish school. He also worked with LA Cloud 9 to provide services to the homeless and animals in his community.

Thus far, the USMC has held a memorial at Camp Pendleton in his honor, and the community has held a vigil at the location where he was shot.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero. We will be accompanying the hero and his family from the church services to his final resting place.

Time Table for Wednesday, 05 OCT 2016:
1045 - Flag line for dignified transfer of Hero to coach
1100 - KSU to Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 (approximately 15 miles)
1130 - Flag line and military honors

Ride Captain
Ken Holst
Surfside, CA

Ride Captain
Paul (PeaceKeeper) Anderson
Downey, CA
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Comments made at Carlos' vigil:

A man who met Segovia through work with LA on Cloud 9, a group that helps the homeless and animals, said Carlos was the "epitome of the strong, silent type," one who had a penchant for helping others.

"This man was no ordinary person," he said.

Marshall said Segovia had a way with animals and called him the "dog whisperer."

"We are heartbroken over this tragedy," LA on Cloud 9 said. "We were fortunate to witness Carlos become a fine young man who graduated from the Marine camp earlier this year and started his service with the U.S. Marines."

Mothers comment: "He wanted to give his life to people," she said. "He doesn't deserve this."
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Los Angeles Times Newspaper
Sept 21, 2016

Three men who are believed to be gang members have been charged, two with murder, in connection with the killing of a 19-year-old Marine in September while he was on leave from Camp Pendleton visiting family and friends in South Los Angeles.

Victim Carlos Segovia-Lopez had just left his girlfriend's house in the 2100 block of West 31st Street in Jefferson Park about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 16 when he saw people vandalizing or trying to break into a nearby vehicle.

Segovia-Lopez and the men "exchanged words" and one of the men shot him, according to prosecutors. Segovia-Lopez was found slumped inside his Dodge Charger and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead three days later.

Segovia-Lopez joined the Marines about eight months ago and was known for his volunteer efforts.

A graduate of James A. Foshay Learning Center, Segovia-Lopez volunteered with LA on Cloud 9, a group that helps the homeless and animals. He led a youth group called Teen Project, which aimed to motivate high school students to finish school and served as a junior counselor in South L.A. for USC Troy Camp, a mentorship program for youth.

At a funeral for Segovia-Lopez at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in early October, the commander of his training battalion told mourners about how selfless the man was.

During training, Segovia-Lopez had to endure underwater drills that pushed him almost to the point of drowning, Lt. Col. Kory Quinn said.

"The way he got through it was by focusing on the other Marines," Quinn said.
Segovia-Lopez's mother told mourners that it was her job to keep her son's memory alive. "He made me the proudest mom."


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  • Created by: Julie
  • Added: 2 Oct 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 170780460
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCPL Carlos Alfonso Segovia Lopez (7 Mar 1997–19 Sep 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 170780460, citing Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Julie (contributor 47423887) .