Rogelio A.-Ramirez-Obituary

Lance Cpl. Rogelio A. Ramirez

Pasadena, California

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As a child, Rogelio A. Ramirez idolized the Marines he saw at nearby Camp Pendleton. "I thought he'd grow out of it, but he didn't. He watched the Marines, saw how they lived, saw them work as a team," said his father, Jose Ramirez. Ramirez, 21, of Pasadena, Calif., was killed Aug. 26 in Anbar province. He was assigned to Camp Pendleton. Before the Corps would accept him, they told Ramirez he had to go back to school and earn his diploma, complete some college credits, clear up some truancy issues and cover over some tattoos. He did them all. "He was in the infantry, a gunner," said his mother, Irene "Binky" Ramirez. "He wanted to be the first one in. He said, `If I go, I don't want to be the handle on the sword, I want to be the tip of the sword.'" "He wanted to be an American hero," said his sister, Tina Cordero. "He was short, but everybody looked up to him. He had more heart than other guys and people liked to be around him. He was always looking to get the maximum potential out of a situation." He also is survived by his girlfriend, who is pregnant with his child.

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Thinking of you Ramirez. You have great heart.

Going over pictures, baby pictures, great memories, how we miss him, but I smile everytime I read how he was loved and such a generous person.... just missing him...luv u rogelio

God bless you cousin Irene and your entire family. Rogelio is missed by many.

Missing Rogelio and remembering him as a young boy who grew up to be a young man with one goal..To be a Marine. As his precious Mother tells us, he fought to achieve his goal. Rogelio willingly sacrificed much in his young life and I am truly honored to have known him.

Lance Cpl. Rogelio A. Ramirez saved the life of my nephew, sacrificing his own. I am so, so sorry for your loss. He is a hero and my family will never forget his sacrifice. God bless all of his family and friends.

To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Rogelio A. Ramirez:
Please accept my remembrance of Rogelio on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.

Three years and I still can't believe that you are not coming through the front door any minute. You are missed very much by so many people and greatly loved which does not fad but get's stronger as time goes on. We all are very proud of you and the service that you so willing gave for our freedom. A job well done, my brave son. God bless you. See you someday.

Another year goes by, but it's still so fresh in my mind. Even though the time goes by, the memories are everlasting. I know he's watching over us everyday. God bless to all the family members of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this beloved country.

To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Rogelio A. Ramirez:
Remembering Rogelio on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org