20, of Lawton, Mich.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve Lansing, Mich.; died of wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
Lance Corporal Luis Castillo gave his life for his country onJanuary 20th, 2007, when his unit came under small arms fire while on patrol in al-Anbar province, Iraq. Castillo belonged to a Lansing-based unit of the Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division.
Luis enlisted as a Marine reservist soon after his graduation from Mattawan High School in Mattawan, Michigan, and served two years before being deployed to Iraq on September 26, 2006. He will be remembered as a hardworking, daring, fun-loving person who followed through on his promises. He was passionate about his faith and his love for his family, and always took time to be with those who meant the most to him.
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