Edgar E. Lopez

Edgar E. Lopez

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Death 28 Aug 2004 (aged 26–27)
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 9451233 · View Source
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Los Angeles Marine killed in Iraq
The Associated PressLast Updated 6:03 am PDT Sunday, September 12, 2004LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sgt. Edgar E. Lopez was proud to serve with the Marines but looked forward to leaving the military so he could spend more time with his two young children."In his letters, he would say he wanted to get out because he was always gone and he wasn't watching his kids grow up," said his wife, Rosie. "He was so full of life, and he was having so much fun with the kids, he was like a kid himself." Lopez, 27, of Los Angeles, was killed in enemy action Aug. 28 in Iraq's Babil province, the Defense Department said. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.Relatives described Lopez as cheerful, outgoing and dependable. When not barbecuing with friends or watching sports, he could be found doting on his 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.After joining the Marines, he deployed twice to Iraq, initially serving there from January to June 2003. He left for his second tour on July 7.Though far from home, he never stopped thinking about his family and wrote regularly."He'd say, 'My unit went out on seven missions today,' but he also was constantly asking how the kids were," his wife said.Lopez was buried last week at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in the city's Westwood section.


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  • Originally Created by: Sandra Tyler Duncan
  • Added: 12 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9451233
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edgar E. Lopez (1977–28 Aug 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9451233, citing Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .