Tyler A Roads

Tyler A Roads

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BURNEY, CA, US
U.S. Marine Corps
LCPL, 3D BN 6TH MAR, (RCT-7, 1ST I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
07/10/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

“He would tell me about the sky in Afghanistan, the clouds, the bright stars just shining so much. And I would look at the sky and it was comforting to know we shared the sky.”  Olivia Stevenson, grandmother

Since grade school, LCPL Roads had talked about becoming a Marine, following the footsteps of his grandfather, Greg Stevenson. LCPL Roads stood out as a loving, good natured gentleman with an outstanding sense of humor.

At one point in high school, Tyler Allen Roads told Larry Snelling, superintendent of the Fall River Joint Unified School District, after a chat with the boy he’d known for years, ‘I’ll do better. I’ll make you proud of me.’ “I’m so proud to have known him,” added Mr. Snelling. “I’m so blessed to have known him.”

The words “pride” and “hero”  punctuated the descriptions of  LCPL Roads. Family and friends described LCPL Roads as a considerate young man with a strong sense of responsibility. “He was my hero,” explained a friend Steven Gibbs, 22,  “I hope some day I can be someone’s hero like he was mine.”

“I’m Tyler Roads mother. I personally from my own heart want to thank EVERY single person who’s heart has felt such a great loss. I am Proud, Blessed and Honored that I had the privilege to have Tyler in my life as long as I have. There is no word to describe how bad I will truly miss My Baby Boy as Tyler always said. My Son sacrificed His life for Our Country. I knew the dangers but never imagined I would ever know this kind of pain. As Tyler’s Mother, THANK YOU!!! Honey, ilumtaitwww, don’t forget pamf!!! Semper Fi”—Sonia Roads July 18, 2010

Tyler’s portrait is also on Poster 15

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