David Lee Espinoza (Texas Marine Who Died in Afghanistan) Biography, Wiki
David Lee Espinoza was described as a “brave young man from Laredo, Texas.”
David is one of the 13 U.S Service members killed in the attack at the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan.
According to the New York Times, the reported death toll has risen to at least 170 people with as many as 200 wounded.
How Old was David Lee Espinoza?
He was 20 years old.
Marine David Lee Espinoza, 20, was one of 13 U.S. service members killed in the Kabul terror attack. https://t.co/B1AazX6FLE
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 27, 2021
David Lee Espinoza Death
One of the victims in the attack was U.S. Marine David Lee Espinoza, 20.
David Lee Espinoza Early LIfe
Espinoza was born in Laredo, and attended high school at LBJ; however, he lived in Rio Bravo his entire life.
The Laredo Police Department is one of the many entities that is paying respect to our fallen Marine.
Outside the police department headquarters, they have lowered the flag to half staff in honor of David Lee Espinoza.
The department posted a statement on the Facebook page saying, “Our thoughts and prayers will remain with the family of United States Fallen Marine, David L. Espinoza, as well as to his friends and fellow Marines. Semper Fi. Thank you for your service.”
Tonight on KGNS News at Ten, our Max Fernandez speaks with his family about his passing.
Mayor Gilbert Aguilar Jr. posted a statement on the Rio Bravo City Hall Facebook page saying, “Beside his grave old glory waved for his country his life he gave, staring at his name etched in stone, he gave all and is not alone, looking up all I could see, were sacrifices made for you and me, tears of sorrow rolled down my face, what I would give to take his place, hard to express my feelings inside, empty and helpless most of all pride, we mourn our loss and our souls grieve, he fought and died for what he believed, our flag will fly our anthem will play, never taking for granted our freedom today, priceless are the memories of our time together, the difference he made will last forever, I took my wife’s hand and we walked away, we buried our son a fallen hero today. ”
The mayor went on to thank Espinoza for his service.