Specialist Travis M Virgadamo, born August of 1988, in Victorville, California, beloved son of Roger Virgadamo and Jackie Juliano; beloved grandson of Katie O’Brien.
Virgadamo resided in Las Vegas since 1993, and was home schooled. At the age of four, Travis said he wanted to be a soldier or a police officer. His father promised that if he got good grades he could join the service. As a teenager, Travis joined the Nellis Cadet Squadron then enlisting in the US Army at the age of 17.
Specialist Virgadamo was assigned to the 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division, in Fort Stewart, Georgia. He deployed to Iraq in May 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Specialist Travis M Virgadamo lost his battle with PTS, August 30, 2007, in Taji, Iraq, while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was 19 years old.