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Sgt Alejandro Carrillo

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Sgt Alejandro Carrillo

  • Birth 13 Dec 1984 Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 30 Jan 2007 Anbar, Iraq
  • Burial Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 17766295

Sgt. Alejandro Carrillo of Los Angeles, California was a Carson High School graduate and often returned to his alma mater to encourage students to stay in school. He was planning to go back to school himself, maybe to become a psychology major. He joined the Marines, saying he'd rather die for his country than at the hands of a street thug. He was very well aware of the dangers of war. But he said he would rather die serving his country than die in the streets for no cause, for no reason. Alejandro took a lot of pride in his work, but he relaxed and showed his softer side at home. Between his two tours, he had a chance to spend a little time with his son. He was deployed to Iraq for his first seven-month tour soon after boot camp and was scheduled to return from his second tour in just another month. He was killed exactly two years to the day after his brother, Marvin Vasquez , was killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy following a vehicle pursuit. Alejandro had a wife and son. He was 22.

Marines
7th Combat Logistics Battalion
1st Combat Logistics Regiment
1st Marine Logistics Group
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Twentynine Palms, California


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 2 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17766295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Alejandro Carrillo (13 Dec 1984–30 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17766295, citing Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .