Justin R.-Garcia-Obituary

Cpl. Justin R. Garcia

Elmhurst, New York

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BC-NY--NYC Soldiers Killed Army Spc. Justin R. Garcia, 26, of Queens, was killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. Garcia was orphaned at age 12 and raised by his grandfather in the Elmhurst section of Queens. He attended St. Agnes High School in Manhattan and St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County. Moved by the Sept. 11 attacks, Garcia joined the military after graduating. His wife Michelle, 23, is six months pregnant with their first child.

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I did not know Justin personally. I was a Captain in the Army leading a specialty platoon on patrol with Justin and COL Thomas Felts on the fateful day he was called home to the lord. I think about them often and know they are walking with the lord. I truly hope his wife and family are doing well. I pray for them. God bless.

I miss you so much . You were my favorite cousin. Not a day goes by I don't think of our teenage years . I love you so much. Proud of you

I miss you so much cuz .. your laugh and silly jokes I will never forget God bless I love you

Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I remember playing basketball with you just hours before everything happened. I honor you by telling my daughters how I served with an actual hero. Rest easy brother.

I will always remember and miss you, brother.

In memory and honor of Justin Garcia. Forever remembered and loved.

In memory of Justin on Veterans Day 2012.

Justin, as the White House honored our Iraq/Afgan vets and fallen hero's this week my thoughts are with you. We will always remember you.

Love and Grateful Thanks

Jerry Parham

Justin, Just wanted to tell you I love and miss you. Thank you for your service to our country and your many sacrifices... I always think of you... Please give my love to your mom Shirley who I know you are with in heaven. I miss your mom more than anything... Please tell her I love her. She was more than my first cousin... she was my sister.... Rest my brave cousin...