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Spec Carla Jane <I>Stewart</I> Babayan

Spec Carla Jane Stewart Babayan

Birth
La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 28 Jan 2007 (aged 37)
Iraq
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 17751070 · View Source
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Spc. Stewart of Sun Valley, Calif., attended La Canada Flintridge High School and Hoover High School in Glendale. She was pursuing a career in mechanical engineering at Glendale Community College and had many other talents and interests including ballet, mountain hiking, a love for animals, nature and children. She had five cats, some of which were rescue kittens, as well as one dog. Her infectious laughter resounded everywhere she went, and she approached everything she did with passion. She didn't realize her dream until she was 35, when she seized the last opportunity to enlist in the Army Reserves. She thought about enlisting in the service when she was 17. Instead, Carla learned mechanical drafting and worked alongside her father, a former Marine. As she neared the cutoff age for the Army Reserves, she decided to enlist. After completing basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Stewart was deployed to Iraq. She was due to come home in March. She was killed when her convoy vehicle overturned while on active duty supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom at age 37.

Army
250th Transportation Company,
El Monte, Calif.


  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 30 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17751070
  • Isabella Oliva
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Carla Jane Stewart Babayan (30 Nov 1969–28 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17751070, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .