Lance CPL. Marco A. Barranco

On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5:45 pm, Fifteen Marines and one Navy sailor were inside the AAV en route to a waiting ship when it started taking on water. The 26-ton amphibious vehicle sank northwest side of the San Clemente Island in water several hundred feet deep. 

Military officials released the names of Camp-Pendleton service members presumed dead after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise.


: We have been advised that the AAV that our servicemen were on has been located.  The Marines are working hard to extract the bodies this upcoming weekend. 

8/5/2020:  Friends & family candlelight vigil held. So much love and support was experienced that night, people from around the state and beyond came to pay their respect to Andy. We are so grateful and appreciative with the continuous love and support that the community of Montebello, Marine Families, Family, friends, and strangers that became part of our extended family. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, this means a lot to us, and most importantly, to Andy. 

8/7/2020: Bodies of the 7 Marines and 1 Sailor recovered. We are so grateful to the US Marines and Navy for their ongoing efforts in recovering their bodies, and for the support you have been offering our family throughout the process. 

8/29/2020: Memorial Services will be held at the Montebello Veterans Memorial at 11 am (PST). We are working with our local Marine branch, city leaders, and local PD & FD to ensure the safety of everyone.  We want to thank the city of Montebello for the support, the love, and mourning as a community.  


Hello everyone, my name is Jorge Barranco, I am Lance CPL. Marco A. Barranco's uncle, I am helping out my cousin, Marco Barranco Sr., and the family manage this account since these are hard times and they need their grieving moment.

This is Lance CPL. Marco A. Barranco, (rifleman) age 21 from Montebello, CA.

Marco (known by Andy to everyone), was a kind-hearted person with a lot of love to share.  Andy was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, then later moved to Montebello, CA and went to High School there.  Andy loved his family, loved his parents, loved his neighbors and everyone around him, always willing to help, lend a hand or ear.  Andy joined the military with the ambition to make his Family and COUNTRY proud.  He wanted to protect his country and make sure that everyone in it was safe.  

It is with heavy hearts, that we are writing this. Andy sank on that AAV on Thursday 7/30 along with the other 7 servicemen. We will never have the opportunity to get a final goodbye.  All that is left are the countless memories of him, the love he offered everyone, and the stories we will hear along the way.  

We are raising funds for his family, Andy leaves behind two-sisters, a niece and an unborn nephew, and both of his parents.  They are all carrying their broken hearts trying to accept this new reality, a life without Andy.  We are asking to donate whatever your heart can manage during these crucial times, the funds raised will go directly to his father (Marco Sr.) and help the family in the next coming times, especially since Andy was helping his family out financially.  Andy was always willing to help his family and share a dollar with those in need.  

Andy wanted for his story to be heard, let's make some noise for  him, let's have his name known along with those other fallen soldiers, who's voices will never be heard.  Let us be the ones to speak up for them, because they matter too.  

May you REST IN PARADISE Andy, we will forever hold you in our hearts. You are now one of God's Solider's

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Organizer and beneficiary

Jorge Barranco
Los Angeles, CA
Marco Barranco

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