Gerado Campos

MIAMI, FL, US

U.S. Army

SPC, CO B, 4TH BN, 23RD INF REGT, 2ND SBCT, JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA

06/02/2012, KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN


SPC Campos was always a HERO to his family. He grew up in Homestead, FL, one of five children. SPC Campos enlisted in the United States Army in March 2010

“He was just a good man, honest man, good man brave man,” said sister, Erica Campos. “He was everything- everything you can think of – superhero, friend, father, best brother,” said Eduardo Campos, Gerardo’s youngest sibling.

Gerardo taught his younger brother to play football, and wrestled with his sisters. Erica Campos said SPC Campos taught her to be tough. When he joined the Army, fellow soldiers looked up to him too.

“He always did say that I have to be strong for them, show them not to be scared and I know that’s what he did,” added Erica Campos.

“If anybody would get to know him, they’d be honored to know him,” said Eduardo Campos. “I know he went down serving his country and I’m very proud of him and now it’s up to me and my older brother to take care of his little daughter.”

The Campos family said his wife and daughter were the loves of SPC Campos’ life. His wife was about to send a first Father’s day gift overseas. Now she and the family will teach SPC Campos’ daughter to know and be proud of her dad.

“He left with honor, a brave soldier,” explained Erica Campos. “He fought for us. He gave his life for us”

“A never-say-never type of attitude with a go-getter personality, he was a friend you could always count on. SPC Campos was the wind beneath the wings of his platoon. He motivated his fellow Soldiers and believed in their ability to rise to the occasion, regularly pushing them beyond their limits. SPC Campos had a level of maturity far beyond his age and displayed the potential to become a future Sergeant Major in the Army.”

July 25, 2012 on Legacy.com

We miss you primo Brenda Morales, Homestead, FL

Gerado’s portrait is also on Poster 15