Javier Garcia Guzman, 33

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US Marine Staff Sergeant Javier Garcia Guzman, born March of 1980, to Mario and Beatriz Guzman in Plainview, TX. He graduated from Hart High School in 1998. He married Fabiana Fucci on September 19, 2008 in Coronado San Diego, CA.

He enlisted in the US Marine Corps after graduating Hart High School and underwent recruit training at MCRD San Diego, California. Upon completion of recruit training SSgt Guzman was assigned to the Marine Corps Communications Electronics School and graduated as a Field Radio Operator.

His first fleet tour of duty was with 7th Communications Battalion, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan in 1999. Shortly after his arrival to Okinawa, SSgt Guzman was transferred to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit where he completed several Asia Pacific deployments.

In 2000 SSgt Guzman was assigned to Communications Company, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton. After two more years of service as a Field Radio Operator, Staff Sergeant Guzman was released from active duty with a Honorable Discharge on July 12, 2002.

SSgt Guzman made the decision to continue his service to Country and Corps in 2003. He resumed his active service with 9th Communications Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA. While with 9th Communications Battalion, SSgt Guzman completed a combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After serving with 9th Communications Battalion, SSgt Guzman transferred to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines aboard Camp Lejeune. From 2009 to 2013 he completed several combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom both with 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines and embedded training teams. Javier Guzman was promoted to Staff Sergeant in 2012.

In 2013 SSgt Guzman reported to the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA to serve as the Electronic Key Management System Custodian, Spectrum Manager, and Installation Radio Chief.

SSgt Guzman’s personal awards include three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and a Combat Action Ribbon.

He was always the comedian, always making everyone laugh. He was loving and caring and would help anyone in need. He enjoyed barbequing, working out, running, and road trips. He loved being with his children, playing and laughing and especially humming them nursery rhymes.

SSgt Javier Garcia Guzman lost his battle with PTSD, August 6, 2013, in Bridgeport, California. He was 33 years old.

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