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Age:   21
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Date of Death: 8/20/2006
Incident Location: Anbar province, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine E
Unit's Base: Twentynine Palms, CA

A Marine from Salt Lake City and two other men were killed when their vehicle struck an improvised explosives device in the Iraq province of Anbar.
Cpl. Adam A. Galvez, 21, died from wounds suffered Sunday.
Galvez's father, Tony Galvez, said Tuesday that the family was told that Adam Galvez, another Marine and a Navy corpsman were in the third vehicle in a convoy.
The vehicle hit a pressure-sensitive device, setting off two artillery rounds, Tony Galvez told KUTV.
Adam Galvez, Lance Cpl. Randy Newman, 21, of Bend, Ore., and Navy Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon, 20, of Tucson, Ariz., were assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion of the 1st Marine Division based at Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Adam Galvez was a mechanic who aided in the upkeep of Humvees, 7-ton trucks and Light Armored Vehicles.
He was injured in a suicide bombing that killed four Marines last month in Rawah, Iraq.
His mother, Amy Galvez, urged people to attend a Liberty Park rally next week in support of the troops. Rallies for and against the war are being held in conjunction with President Bush's visit to Salt Lake City to address the American Legion's national convention and help raise campaign money for Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.
"I want people to go out - I want thousands of people to go and support our troops," she told KUTV.


Adam A. Galvez was never afraid to hug his parents or tell them, "I love you," even in front of his classmates. "He was never embarrassed in front of his friends," said his mother, Amy Galvez.
Galvez, 21, of Salt Lake City, was killed Aug. 20 by a roadside bomb near the town of Rawah. He was assigned to Twentynine Palms.
Last month, Galvez was wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a device just outside of a building where several Marines were resting. The building collapsed and Galvez had to dig himself out from under the rubble.
Galvez found a shovel and began digging for other trapped Marines amid gunfire. His father, Tony Galvez, said his son was able to walk away with a limp.
"He believed in what he was doing," Tony Galvez said. "He was a true Marine, a true patriot."
Galvez loved to play baseball and go snowboarding at Brighton Ski Resort. He graduated from Horizonte Instruction and Training Center in Salt Lake City in 2003.
While in Iraq, Galvez called his family every week. "He kept us in his life," Amy Galvez said. "I feel very honored, because a lot of parents don't have that."

Source: Associated Press
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