SAN LUIS, AZ, USA U.S. Army CPL, BATTERY A, 2D BATTALION, 17TH FIELD ARTILLERY, FORT CARSON, CO BAGHDAD, IRAQ 04/09/2007
Corporal Ismael Galvin Solorio was a fun-loving Kofa High school honor student. He enjoyed soccer, video games and playing his guitar. The son of migrant farm workers, Ismael turned down several college scholarships to join the Army following his high school graduation in 2003. Born on May 15, 1985, in Mexico, he was serving his third combat tour when he was killed in Baghdad on April 9, 2007. He had enlisted at the age of 17.
Ismael was a special son loved by his proud parents, Ismael and Amelia Solorio, and his 4 siblings. During his last visit home in January, he visited with his young daughter, Priscilla, and married the baby’s mother, Iris. He was thrilled with his new family, and in his last e-mail, his brother Jesus described him as “lively.”
Corporal Solorio was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based at Ft. Caron, CO. He was awarded two purple hearts for wounds he received during his earlier combat tours.