- 21 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 8, 1989
- Date of passing: Jun 22, 2011
|Let the memory of Cpl Gurpreet be with us forever|
Camp Pendleton Marine Cpl. Gurpreet Singh, 21, of Antelope, CA, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan in service of Operation Enduring Freedom . Cpl. Singh was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Cpl. Gurpreet Singh was born on September 28, 1989 in India. His family came to the United States in 2000, when he was 11. His sister said he always wanted to be a soldier because he wanted to help people. Cpl. Singh, a Sikh-American enlisted on November 5, 2007 and he served two combat deployments.
Cpl. Gurpreet Singh of Antelope, California was born September 28,
1989. Cpl. Singh immigrated to United States in 2000 from Punjab,
India. He attended Oakmont High School and after high school Gurpreet
enlisted in United States Marine Corps on November 5, 2007. Gurpreet
wanted to be in the military since he was a young boy. During his
deployment he wrote that, “Marines is the best thing I've ever...
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