Not a day goes by without me thinking of you and the great joy and beautiful spirit that you brought to OCS. I am so sorry that I could not protect you but I know that you will live on in the hearts and minds of all those that knew you. Rest in peace Marine. Semper Fi.
“I wish that I had one more moment to tell you just how much you mean to me.
“From one Supply Marine to the Other:
Your life was taken too short but you earned the title not many even have to courage, strength, or honor to do. You will always be a part of this brotherhood/sisterhood forever. Your memories may be short but your legacy will last forever. My sincere condolences to the family and paryers along the way. RIP Marine
“LCpl, you fought hard and earned the title which many only dream of possessing. Though your service was short, your dedication to God, Country, and Corps runs deep. Now, as God has called you Home, guard the Gates of Heaven with the same dedication you gave in your time here on earth. You were taken much too soon and in the most unfair of ways; but your spirit will live on and your memory will never fade. Rest easy, Lance Corporal. You are relieved. Semper Fidelis, Marine.
“Sara, I know you are in a beautiful place, the short time I knew you, you were family. I miss you so much, your smile, your happy attitude, and we all have wonderful things we share about you. You were a good friend and now an angel to watch over us, guess God needed Marines.
“Although we could not be there you are and always have been in our thoughts and prayers. Words can not describe our saddness and empty spot we have in our hearts. You brought so much joy to so many people and it was an honor to know you. We love you!
~ Robyn and Alexis Lindsey
“This is the hardest part of our job as a teacher, seeing someone so sweet, someone with so much potential taken from us. God Bless you and your family Sara it seems like only yesterday you were in my World History class. You will be deeply missed.
Stephanie Darling (Jzyk)
“Wow I still can't believe your gone. Tonight and tomorrow wil be so hard. I can't stop thinking about all the fun memories We have shared!! You will forever be in my heart and never forgotten!! Rest in paradise my sweet angel
“You had a contagious smile and personality that would light up every room you entered. I am glad for the bond and closeness we shared in Link Crew. RIP you beautiful angel and my prayers are with your amazing family. Thank you for sacrificing yourself for our country
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Lance Cpl. Sara CastroMata, 19, of Oakley was gunned down along with Cpl. Jacob Wooley of Mississippi on Thursday at a Marine Corps base in Virginia. Marine Corps officials say Sgt. Eusebio Lopez fired the fatal shots and later killed himself. The shooting remains under investigation.Read More