Orange soldier killed in ambush believed in the fight
His wife recalls the special spark between them.
By ELLYN PAK
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
But before he left for Iraq in December, he told his wife what he'd like at his funeral. He wanted to be buried by the ocean. He wanted guests to wear baby blue and sing “Amazing Grace.” He envisioned a memorial with full military honors and a 21-gun salute.
“What's going on over there is real,” Caitlin said. “He told me that if he died, he wanted to die doing what he believed in.”
Soon after, two soldiers came to her house. Her grandmother, Jeanette Calvin, called her to come home.
On Feb. 11, Caitlin will bury her husband with that stuffed toy horse.