Spec. Eddie David Tamez
United States Army
KIA 27 April 2007, Falluja, Iraq
GALVESTON, Texas -- A Galveston soldier was killed while serving his country in Iraq, KPRC Local 2 reported
Specialist Eddie D. Tamez, 21, died when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Fallujah on Friday.
Tamez's mother said he always wanted to join the Army since he was a child. "That's what he wanted to do,"
Magdalena Tamez-Dunn said.
He loved serving his country and re-enlisted in the Army before his first tour of duty was over.
Tamez made his last call to his mother three days before his death."He said, 'Mom, I'm fine. Don't worry about me.
Have fun and I'll call you as soon as I can.'"His last words to his mother were familiar words to her.
"I love you more, mom," Tamez told his mother. "He always tells me that," Tamez-Dunn said. Tamez-Dunn is relying
on her family and memories for support.
"God took my little baby away, but he died doing what he wanted to do," Tamez-Dunn said. Tamez, a Ball High
School graduate, married his high school sweetheart in 2004. A scholarship fund has been set up to benefit
students in Ball High School's ROTC program. Donations may be made to:
Eddie Tamez Scholarship Fund
c/o Hometown Bank of Galveston
1801 45th St.
Galveston, TX 74551
Memorial Page Established by- Magdalena Tamez Dunn
Spc. Eddie Daniel Tamez
Always in our minds and heart. We miss you and love very much.
Love always you Mom and family
April 16, 2011
Eddie Tamez was like a son to me will miss for ever.
September 10, 2010
I met Eddie Tamez in Germany, He was a great friend and always great to talk to. He loved showing off
his talent for magic to his friends. I was so glad to have met a friend like him. He will be greatly missed.
May God be with him and his family.
November 18, 2007
Joe E.Tamez U.S.A.F. Reserve
My deepest condolence to this young soldier. May God
Bless him and his family.