Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Incident: Marine Corps Pfc. Geoffrey Perez died Aug. 15 of injuries sustained in enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.
Growing up, Geoffrey Perez had a lot of dreams. One of them was seeing his name in lights. "He wanted to make movies and be like Jean-Claude Van Damme," said his mother, Blanca Riaheta de Perez. Another was becoming a soldier. The 24-year-old from Los Angeles died Aug. 15 of injuries suffered in action in Iraq's Anbar province. He was based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. "He was so proud of the military. He was always singing the Marine Corps hymn," said his sister Lidia. She described her brother as a "party person," the kind of guy who could walk into a quiet room and instantly make it fun. "He left a lot of broken hearts," she said. Before he left, his sister gave Perez some advice: "Be careful. Keep your eyes open and watch…