Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Andrew Julian Aviles

Tampa, Florida

April 7, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
18 Marines L/Cpl

4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division

Tampa, Florida

Killed in central Iraq when an enemy artillery round struck the Amphibious Assault Vehicle in which he was riding.

AP News

Andrew Julian Aviles put off a full academic scholarship to Florida State University because he felt he had a moral obligation to serve. "He was a born leader, mature beyond his years, smart and articulate," said his sister, Kristine Aviles, 21. Aviles of Tampa, Fla., was killed April 7 when an enemy artillery round struck his vehicle.

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