Sgt Juan Carlos Baldeosingh
Born: June 9, 1979
Died: June 29, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq
Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh, of Carteret, North Carolina grew up in Hempstead, New York where he was a graduate of Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, New York, Class of 1997. Carlos was a fun-loving family guy who was known as a jokester who could always made you laugh. The former Marine was currently serving as an Army National Guardsman serving with the Multi-Nation Division Baghdad. He was on temporary leave from Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, North Carolina where he served as director of the risk management and safety department. He called home nightly and he last called thge Sunday night before to tell his mother he had to go into Baghdad the following day. Juan was scheduled to return home within two weeks when he was killed during the attack one day before the pullback. He was just one day away from the fifth anniversary of employment at Carteret General, where he planned to return to work full-time after his deployment. He leaves behind his wife, Rebecca, and three daughters, Isabella, Kylie and Emily. Carlos was funny, kind, thoughtful, and a family oriented man who loved to watch his three daughters dance and make arts and crafts with them. The National Guardsman with Long Island roots was among the last four soldiers killed just before the U.S. pullback in Iraq. He died at age 30 from wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr. and Spc. Robert L. Bittiker.
120th Combined Arms Battalion
Wilmington, North Carolina
Burial is at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia – Sec 60 Site 8847