Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov

San Diego, California


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Dinara Ragimov believed her son Mourad was still in Hawaii when she got a call from him on Christmas Eve. He broke the news that he had, in fact, been fighting in Fallujah for weeks. "He said, 'Mom, I can tell you the truth now because the worst part is past. There will be no more danger,'" she said. Ragimov, 20, of San Diego, was among the 31 killed Jan. 26 when a helicopter crashed in bad weather in Iraq. He was stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Ragimov's family fled civil war in Soviet-controlled Azerbaijan in 1989. His parents initially objected to their son's plans to join the Marines because they oppose war. When he was 16, he quit high school and took classes at a nearby college and worked around the neighborhood repairing computers. Soon after, he told his parents he wanted to move on with his life and join the Marines. The couple eventually gave in, figuring they had no real choice. "When we asked him why, he used to say: 'While you are sipping your coffee and enjoying your life, someone needs to be protecting this country,'" said his father, Rufat. "We couldn't escape this destiny, the destiny of my son."

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We realize that we are very late to express our deepest condolences, but we wanted to let your family and friends know that we will be sending Care Packages to deployed troops this week and we'll be dedicating several of these to your loved one. Each package will carry the name, photo and the hometown of Mourad Ragimov US Marine Lance Corporal. We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible...

From the Arlington Project Lakewood,WA

We placed a flag at our cousin's spot today. We brought an extra flag to place with someone we did not know. We decided to pick someone that died the same week. We picked Mourad. This memorial is put out every Memorial Day Weekend at a local high school. With deep gratitude and sympathy. May God comfort you.

To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov:
It has truly been my honor to sign Mourad'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 Mourad will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy

January 26, 2012
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov:
Always remembering Mourad. "Some gave all."

To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov:
Please accept my remembrance of Mourad on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers

To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov:
Remembering Mourad on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
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To the family of Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov:
Mourad gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"

In Memory of Mourad ~ (Debra Estep)

Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about...