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David J. Moreno

David J. Moreno

Died: July 17, 2003

Rank: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Unit: 4th Marine Division

Branch: U.S. Navy

Hospital Corpsman Third Class David J. “D.J.” Moreno, a 26-year-old Navy Hospital Corps­man assigned to the 4th Marine Division at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Cali­fornia, lost his life July 17, 2003, from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Hamishiyah, Iraq. After completing a mission and unloading weapons, one of the guns accidently discharged, killing Moreno instantly. Naval and Marine Reserve units, including a color guard and rifle squad from Cheyenne, Wyoming, presented military honors dur­ing Moreno’s funeral services. Family and friends said their farewells to their honored hero at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering, Nebraska, followed by his inter­ment at West Lawn Cemetery, a few feet from his grandparents’ graves.

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