Mother Of Deceased Navy Corpsman Organizes Candlelight Ceremony For Guam’s Fallen

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Guam- The memories of Guam’s fallen service members will be honored this evening [Friday] at the Asan Beach Unit of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

A candlelight ceremony will held next to the flag loop area of the park. The event was organized by Aurora Carbullido. She is the mother of Petty Officer Second Class Tony Carbullido, who died in Afghanistan on August 8, 2008 from injuries he sustained when his convoy vehicle hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

The Navy also pitched in to help Carbullido with the logistics of the vigil and is planning to hold a special “dog tag” ceremony. While she declined an on-camera interview with PNC, the Agat resident says this is part of her healing process over the death of her son and to bring other grieving families together. She says stopping to remember Guam’s fallen on Veteran’s Day is perfect before everyone gets busy with the holidays.She hopes to make this an annual event.

The candlelight ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Asan beach park. The public is invited to attend.