Adam Galvez 1985 ~ 2006 Beloved hero, son, brother, nephew, uncle, grandson and Marine Cpl. Adam Galvez, age 21, ended his tour of duty in Iraq on August 20th, 2006. He was born in Loma Linda, California on April 2, 1985. He lived in Hemet, CA. until he was seven when his family moved to Salt Lake City. He attended West High School and graduated in 2003 from Horizonte in Salt Lake City Utah. He served in the United States Marine Corps assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division as an LAV mechanic, driver and scout. He was stationed in Twentynine Palms, California and deployed to Iraq in March of 2006. Adam enjoyed playing baseball, skateboarding and snowboarding but more than anything, he loved to work on cars. Visitation is open to the public on Tuesday, August 29th from 5-8 p.m. at McDougals Funeral Home located at 4330 S. Redwood Rd., Salt Lake City, UT. Services for Adam Galvez will be held Wednesday, August 30th at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Chapel located at 460 West Century Dr. (4350 South), Salt Lake City. He is survived by his parents Tony and Amy Galvez of Salt Lake City; brother, Travis Galvez; sister, Sarah Galvez; nephew Drew; and nieces Rilee and Jaye; grandparents, Tom and Anne Gierhart and Eugene Garber, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. We express deep gratitude to our friends, local churches and the community for the sincere love, care and support that you have shown us through this difficult time. We say a very special thank you to Adam's friends for being part of his life. We deeply appreciate the United States Marine Corps for allowing Adam to proudly serve his country and for providing support and strength to his family during this time. Another Marine has reported for duty. Semper Fi.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from August 29 to August 30, 2006