Jose Garibay was not even a citizen when he lost his life in the
service of his country on March 23.
The 21-year-old Newport Harbor High graduate was among seven
Marines killed in an ambush in Iraq. He was the first from Orange
County to die in the war.
Garibay, a corporal in the Corps, came to the United States when
he was 2 months old from Jalisco, Mexico. He grew up in Costa Mesa