SGT Delfin M. Santos JR

Delfin Santos Jr was born in Pampanga, Philippines. He was the youngest and only male of 3 siblings. His nickname was DJ. He came to the United States at the age of 2 and grew up in San Jose, California. He did very well in school and he loved to skateboard in his spare time. He was passionate about everything that he did and he loved his family more than anything. He was a quiet guy who just loved life. He was fun and adventurous growing up and always saw the positive side of things. DJ’s father was a WWII veteran and he wanted to be just like his father so he joined the US Army. He was a disciplined and very well respected gentleman. In 2006 he joined the Army and went quickly from logistics to Cav scout. He has been assigned to Germany as well as US states like Georgia. He loved being a soldier. He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and was killed in action in 2013. He loved his job and was always proud. Now he is not just an ordinary boy who loved to skateboard and a sweet little brother, he is an American Hero.