SPC Jeremy M. Dimaranan

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SPC JEREMY M. DIMARANAN - U.S. Army

Hometown / City: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA VIRGINIA BEACH (CITY)
Date of Death: Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SPC
Unit: 302D TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, TERMINAL SERVICE, FORT EUSTIS, VA 23604-5000

Birth: Dec. 19, 1974, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 2004, Iraq

Spc. Jeremy M. Dimaranan of Virginia Beach, Virginia hid a romantic side. He wrote poetry to his wife, professing his devotion. "From the first time I saw you, I knew you were the one," he wrote in a poem titled "Miracle." The Filipino-American called his wife "mahal," the Tagalog word for love. He belted out karaoke to her at their wedding in 1995. A house of their own was supposed to come next. Through a grainy Web camera in Iraq, the 29-year-old Reservist from Virginia Beach, Va., tried to calm his wife's fears, saying all he needed was sleep. He died the next day, killed June 16 in a mortar attack in Balad. A computer technician, Dimaranan had a new job with Canon Computer Systems in Chesapeake, Va., and was scheduled to leave the Reserves in August. Then he was activated and deployed to the war. He tried to put it in a good light. Other survivors incl his children Celynna, Jeriah, and Jerico. He was 29.

Army
Reserve
302nd Transportation Company
172nd Combat Support Group
Fort Eustis, Virginia

Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA

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