Jose Juan Melendez Jr., age 31

Lost to gun violence on November 29, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

He was a Specialest in the US Army.

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  • Nickname:
    261 Joseph
    257 Soldier
    256 Specialist Melendez
  • Number of children:
    256 None
  • Personality:
    256 Funny, loved life
    255 Gentleman
    256 Would do anything for anyone
    191 Loved his Family
    112 Gifted, kind and funny
    112 Caring
    97 Adventurous
  • Occupation:
    260 US Army
    256 Specialist United States Army
    256 Graphic Designer; Artist
  • Workplace:
    256 US Army
    251 Ft Bragg
    246 82nd Airborn Division Ft Bragg
    246 operation Inherent Resolve Iraq and Syria
  • Schools attended:
    256 Massey Hill, Campbell University
    240 Campbell University
  • Comments:
    28 Rest in Peace, Condolences to Loved ones
    256 We are gonna miss u i still cant believe it
    28 God bless you and your family. Prayers for healing. Thank you for your service Sir
    259 I miss you every day hijo, until we meet again
    255 love you brother, i cherish the time we had together and will never forget it.
    256 I’m going to watch th Army Navy Game for you
    256 You are not forgotten. 🇺🇸 Thank you for your service
    28 From a sister Veteran...A candle a day this hero 💙🇺🇸
    256 From a sister Veteran You are NOT forgotten! praying for justice and closure 🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻✝️
    256 We hit 1000 lit candles in your memory...✨🕯✨💙🇺🇸
    258 How can it be almost 5 years and still no justice? :(
    255 Every time a candle is lit; you are thought of🇺🇸💔🕯🙏🏻
    255 Continued prayers for justice 🙏🏻💙🇺🇸⚖️🕯
    255 Thank you for your service 💔🇺🇸
    255 Holding on to faith your killer will be brought to justice 🙏🏻💔🇺🇸
    255 I mourn the life that was stolen from you
    255 Sending prayers and love Oneday your killer WILL be caught. #Karma. RIP💔🔎⚖️🕯️🇺🇸
    243 we just passed 3,000 candles lit. praying someone comes forward ⚖️💔🕯️🇺🇸
    216 I have faith that they will find whoever killed you🙏🏻
    150 You are missed...
    149 Lord help this Family from Jax Fla
    115 We are still praying they find whomever did this. #Faith 💔🇺🇸
    91 God Speed. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Thank you fir you're service. ✝️✝️✝️✝️💜💜💜
    28 until Valhalla brother Rest in peace🇺🇸
    42 You are miss #UntilVahalla🇺🇸
    33 Someone knows something. It’s time to break the promise. Speak up!
    33 Thank you for your service; Brother Rest easy 🕯🇺🇸
    18 In honor and memory of your service today 🇺🇸

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