Fernando S. Tamayo, 19
I have no regrets. When you have children, you let them be free to choose whatever they want in life.... For me, I think I'll never be able to recover.
— Mario Tamayo, father
Tamayo wanted to be a Marine from the age of 9, when he attended a graduation ceremony and saw his older brother Mario in full Marine dress. His parents were summoned home from another son's wedding in Mexico by a neighbor who told told them that men in military uniforms needed to speak to them.