2nd Lt. Travis A. Morgado
Born: March 27, 1987 in Los Gatos, California
Died: May 23, 2012 in Zharay, Afghanistan
2nd Lt. Travis A. Morgado, 25, of San Jose, Calif., died May 23 in Zharay, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his patrol with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
The following is a statement from Travis’s mother.
“Travis was born in Los Gatos, California.
He graduated from Meadowdale High School in Edmonds, Washington. He attended and graduated from University of Washington in 2009, in Seattle with a degree in civil engineering. After graduation he wasn’t ready for a 9 to 5 job and decided to join the military as way to ‘give back’ to the country, saying he felt lucky and fortunate and wondering why he was given so much when others struggled so.
He was kind and considerate, a loving big brother to all his siblings, a wonderful role model and playmate to his many younger cousins in the bay area and in Washington. He had many friends and several who considered him like a brother.
After basic training in 2010, he attended OCS, infantry school, ranger school, and airborne school. Over a year of training and he was sent to join his battalion in Afghanistan on March 20, 2012, just 7 days before his 25th birthday.
Our family is in shock and disbelief. Our neighbors and friends and everyone who knew Travis is devastated. He has extended family in Texas, California, Washington, New York, Florida, all who mourn him and loved him so much.”
His memorial will be held at the
Darling & Fischer Chapel
Sunday, June 3rd beginning at 3pm.
The graveside funeral will begin at
St. John Vianney in San Jose at a special mass at 11 am on Tuesday, June 5th.
The grave side services will be held at Calvary Cemetery on Capitol Ave and Alum Rock Ave in San Jose following the mass.
Please make a contribution to the charity of your choice in Travis’s name. We suggest the Heifer Foundation.
The above service information was provided by Darling & Fischer Chapel.
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