Fallen Marine honored as a hero at afternoon memorial service Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Nov 30, 2011 at 6:48 pm
It was standing room only at East Bay Fellowship Church in Danville as over 1,200 family, friends, teachers, veterans and strangers gathered at the memorial service for Lance Cpl. Joshua "Chachi" Corral, the San Ramon Valley High grad who died during his first tour of duty in Afghanistan on Nov. 18. The heartfelt and often tearful service on Wednesday afternoon focused on the 19-year-old's zest for life and devotion to God.
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Posted by [removed], a resident of another community, on Nov 30, 2011 at 6:48 pm
I will hope that we all honor the service, skills and life of each of our people engaged in military service for our country. I will hope that families of those lost can have understanding in the sacrifice of lives that occur. I wish all of us to commit to a celebration of the best use of such service and commit to the effort to eliminate the creation of veterans and those we lose each year in our violence around our world.
As a veteran, I pain for this loss and focus efforts toward the elimination of such loss for the families that are our neighbors and the young adults that must try to understand the loss.
At ease to all of us and celebrate those that came to rest in service to our country's too willing need for global violence.
Most importantly, celebrate this life lost too early and honor his willingness to give.
Posted by Diane, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 30, 2011 at 7:04 pm
I didn't go to this memorial, but I attended the memorial at SRVHS with my son who knew Chachi. I was so impressed by the community of young people that are giving their support to this amazing family. It's such a tragedy, and yet this family is asking for prayers for all families that have faced losses. This heroic young man clearly lived his life out loud and drew others in to his circle. His parents are to be commended for raising four fine boys - they are truly exceptional. I'll pray for the family, and I thank Chachi not only for his service, but for being kind to my son who really struggled to fit in.
Posted by Candy Hogan, a resident of the Blackhawk neighborhood, on Dec 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm
I just want to say "God Speed" to everyone and to across the hills into Oakland and ask why doesn't that community get together and save their kids in the war that they have been fighting right in our back yard. I just have to say what Chachi has done for our Country, let others understand him and do the right thing! Just saying. God Speed Correl family and thank you so much for lettings us into your life of knowing Chachi, Josh.. Correl.