Leeroy A.-Camacho-Obituary

Spc. Leeroy A. Camacho

Saipan, Northern Marianas


Lee Roy A. Camacho was a good Samaritan who would always pull over to give a ride to anyone walking on the streets, said his sister, Juanette Camacho. "He's a very outgoing person. He's a loving father and husband. He's a very good and nice person, especially to family members," she said. Camacho, 28, of Saipan, Mariana Islands, died Feb. 9 of wounds suffered from an explosion in Baqubah. He was assigned to Fort Hood. He was recruited in Guam to join the military in 2004. He underwent basic military training in May 2004 at Fort Benning and was later stationed in Texas. He was deployed to Iraq in October 2006. "Lee Roy joins the ranks of great Americans who have given their lives in the defense of our democracy and the pursuit of a peaceful world," said Rep. Pete A. Tenorio. He is survived by his wife, Velma, and three sons Lee Roy Jr., 8, Layton, 7, and Leven Joe, 3. At their father's funeral the three boys, dressed in black coats and black neckties, saluted their father's brown casket. Their father had taught them how to do it.

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To the family and friends of Spc. Leeroy A. Camacho:
It has truly been my honor to sign Leeroy's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Leeroy will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy

It's been five (5) long years my brother since you've been gone. Up til this moment in my life, I still have doubts in my mind that your gone. But the thing is, I really do missed the boys and that I wish Velma would send me a message and say the kids are all doing find. It was never ever the same since you left, but always hoping and praying that You'll just pop up and see you for the last time. You will always be in my heart and prayers til the day I die. YOU ARE NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN!

I am sorry to hear of the loss of Leeroy Camacho, that I just learned about. I will always thank him for his military service and bravery. I hope all is well with his children.

February 9, 2012
To the family and friends of Spc. Leeroy A. Camacho:
Always remembering Leeroy. "Some gave all."

Wishing the best for you. This four years have been full of pain, but we also have been blessed with the love of so many. We hope you too, have been blessed with family that loves you and helps you through this terrible loss.
Parents of SSG. Alan Shaw
Jarrell & Norame Shaw

To the family and friends of Spc. Leeroy A. Camacho:
Please accept my remembrance of Leeroy on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers

To the family and friends of Spc. Leeroy A. Camacho:
We are the parents of SSG. Alan Shaw that was KIA the same time as Spc. Camacho. We met his wife at the memorial in Ft. HOOd, March 15, 2007. She told us about meeting our son at the picnic they had before their deployment. His three little boys were about the same age differnces as our three middle boys were. Alan was 20 months older than his brother , Darren and Darren was 20 months older than their brother, Randy. I know you have...

To the family and friends of Spc. Leeroy A. Camacho:
Remembering Leeroy on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"


Wanted to say that we love and miss you. There should be many more days dedicated to heroes like you. We are hanging in there. You are always remembered.