Enrique “Henry” C. Sánchez

Service - US Marine Corps - 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Rank - Private First Class
Born - 15 February 1985, San Diego, CA
Died - 27 July 2006 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq - KIA
Buried - Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC
Awards - 2 Purple Hearts, Bronze Medal with Valor, Good Conduct Medal
Township - St. Mary’s

Henry Sánchez graduated from Garner High School in 2003. He wanted to be a Marine so he lost 150 pounds by dieting and running with an 80 pound backpack at Lake Benson Park in Garner. He is the grandson of Pat Ayscue of Garner, NC and son of Christie Otten of California. PFC Sanchez is honored at the online Fallen Heroes Memorial, Operation Iraqi. This is a memorial for all of the fallen service members of Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom.  Son of Christie A. Otten of King, NC.

3 Responses to Enrique “Henry” C. Sánchez

  1. Giselle Embry says:

    I feel your loss every day Henry. Even so, you smile and spirit are with me. I look forward to seeing you again. You are my hero.

  2. Philip Lewis says:

    We miss you Henry. You are an inspiration to everyone who hears your story.

  3. Pat Ayscue says:

    Miss you so very much! It hurts every day. The Memorial is well on its way to completion. This is something you really believed in and you are the catalyst for it being built.

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