US Marine Pfc. Josue Ibarra, age 21, from Midland, Texas, died on 19th June 2011 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Pfc. Ibarra served with the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, based at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. He joined the Marines in June 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan in April this year.
His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.