Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel

23, of La Puente, California.
Corniel died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an enemy mortar attack occurred in the vicinity of his observation post. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Fullerton, California. Died on December 31, 2005.

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"Thinking of you today and always my friend! Could really use your wisdom right about now. Love you!"
of La Puente

"No New's Year is the same...as your commander I carried the burden and will never forget. God speed CPL Corniel!"
Cyclone 6 Ancient of Ft.Hood

"In memory... You are not forgotten. RIP Nightstalker."
Sgt. R. Philbrook of California

"Happy 29th birthday ronnie . I. Love you and I miss you !"
ER of la puente ca.

"Was thinking about you the other day, man. Stopped by to see you a few times. You are missed. Can't forget that time in Colorado Springs.....breaking Castros nose. Too funny. Meeting up for chow talking about plans when we got home. I'll stop by and see you again soon, Ronnie. You are not forgotten and never will be."
SGT (Ret) Alex Wallgren of San Diego, CA

"To the family of:Marcelino R. Corniel
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"till this day I can't believe you are gone bro I remember like I was just yesterday when you used to p.t. us around the drill center when were in the young marines. And when we would go to camp bandido up in angeles crest or hiking in the hills of azusa canyons I miss all that bro miss you bro thanks for ur sacrific you will never be forgotten CHOSAN FOR LIFE!!!!!"
Glenn Brito chosan Y.M. of La Puente CA

"Ronnie. We'll never forget. We met 15 years ago as Chosan Young Marines. We became best friends almost instantly. We grew up. You became Marine. You became a Man. You gave your life for the country you vehemently revered in your poetic lyrics. You were my hero long before that New Year's Eve night. You will live forever in us. We love and miss you."
Lilly Flores of Irvine, CA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Veteran's Day, 2008
To the family of Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel:
Marcelino 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Marcelino , thanks for sacrificing your life , for our country ,may heaven have a special place for a fallen hero."
Marcelino P. Lemos of Santa Rosa,CA.

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. You had already served in Iraq with the USMC, yet you chose to serve again with the ARNG-you sir are a true hero.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Long before you went to Iraq, to all the kids in Chosan, your sisters and your friends, you were a hero and you'll always be remembered as a hero.
The world needs more men like you."
Mary Ellen Reaves (Ceballos) of Montebello, CA

"remember the days when we were kicking * with chosan unit??? remember when i saw you at the chow hall up at edson range??? good times bro."
cpl. chen of los angeles, ca.

John Lozano of LaPuente,California/U.S.

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Marcelino will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Marcelino Corniel, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Spc. Marcelino Corniel:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Marcelino for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Spc. Marcelino Corniel:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Marcelino, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on