Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Bernard G Gooden

Mount Vernon, New York

April 4, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
22 Marines Cpl

2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Killed during a firefight in central Iraq.
From Larraine D 04/05/07:

He was a great tanker, 2nd tank battalion has a room dedicated to him at the 2nd tank headquarters at camp Lejeune. he loved his car, a red mustang. 
the guys miss him and a lot of meeting are held in the "Gooden Room" 
he died with no pain, it was quick, we wish he was here, we wish all our tankers were still here.
Larraine DeLoach

AP News

Bernard G. Gooden was a straight-A student who was excited to go overseas, said his mother, Carmen Thompkins of Mount Vernon, N.Y. Gooden, who grew up in Jamaica, was killed in a firefight April 4 in Iraq. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune.

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