US Marine Corporal Gregory Robert Avila, born August of 1989, in Brush, Colorado. Beloved son of Yvette Rodriguez and John Patterson; beloved brother of Ashley Avila; beloved husband of Tara; beloved father of Allison Rae.
He graduated with honors from Ronan High School in 2008.
Immediately following graduation, Greg joined the US Marine Corps. He proudly served his country in two overseas active duty tours as an Infantryman. After four years, he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps on June 4, 2012, earning the rank of Corporal.
Cpl Gregory Robert Avila lost his battle with PTSD, June 23, 2012, in Ronan, Montana. He was 22 years old.