John T. Sparks

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Chicago, IL

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Sparks carried his weight and even more. John Sparks found his comfort zone operating machine guns , so much that it prompted one comrade to say Sparks ”loved” the weapons. He always carried his weight, and when others couldn’t, John would pick up their slack.

“He was a selfless person.“ “He always gave everything and never asked for anything in return.“ He loved his family, he loved his country, and he loved God.

He left here doing what he loved; serving, and giving his all, only days after turning 23 years old.

Age: 23

Date of Death: October 08, 2010

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