Tributes & Vigils Category: US Marine
Name: Marine Cpl. Garry Wesley Tan Rimes
From: Santa Maria, Calif.
Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. attached to the 2nd Marine Division in Iraq
Incident: Marine Cpl. Garry Wesley Tan Rimes was killed April 1 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.
SoCal Marine killed in Iraq protecting an injured Marine
By Associated Press
SANTA MARIA, Calif. — Cpl. Garry Wesley Rimes was killed protecting another Marine.
After a diesel truck drove into a building and exploded, a badly injured Marine crawled from the rubble. Rimes and others encircled the medics as they treated Lance Cpl. Daryl F. Brown Jr. Insurgents fired, killing Rimes.
“Corporeal Rimes is our hero,” Brown’s sister Danica Love of Baytown, Texas, wrote in a letter to the Santa Maria Times. “My whole family feels a deep gratitude to him.”
Rimes, an anti-tank gunner, was killed April 1 in Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. While in Iraq, he was attached to the 2nd Marine Division and was killed after less than a month in country.
On Tuesday, friends and relatives remembered Rimes’ generosity, sense of…