Staff Sgt Larry Ismael Rougle
Born: May 6, 1982 in in Utah
Died: October 23, 2007 in Konar, Afghanistan
Staff Sergeant Rougle, of West Jordan, Utah. Larry graduated early from Granite High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had been in the United States Army the past seven years. He was currently on his sixth overseas tour of duty, having served twice in Iraq and three previous times in Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based at Vicenza, Italy. Larry was a politics junkie, highly intelligent, and had wanted to make the world a better place. Larry loved being a soldier and serving his country. Military life seemed to suit him well, he believed in what he was doing and would debate anyone who said differently. Larry’s father had served in the Vietnam War and an uncle served during the Gulf War. Larry never turned his back on what he felt was his duty. Being with his fellow soldiers was what he lived for. He once said he would “die happy if the Guys fighting next to (him) could come home safe.” While on his world travels he met wonderful and famous people. Larry had married his girlfriend, Jackie Trujillo, several years ago and they had a daughter, Carmin Jade, who was the light of Larry’s world. Despite his later divorce from Jackie, they remained friends and devoted to Carmin’s world. He loved taking her on adventures. He leaves his daughter, Carmin Jade Rougle, his parents Nancy and Ismael Rougle, his brother David Rougle. Larry had planned on coming home for his father’s birthday, his brother’s wedding and to take his daughter to Disneyland in March of 2008. He died at the age of 25 of wounds when he was engaged by enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Sawtalo Sar Mountain, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia – Sec 60 Site 8721