A brother remembers

From Sandro Montes De Oca: First of all, my family and I would like to thank friends and close relatives, all of North Arlington and surrounding communities, the NAPD, NAFD, EMS, NA chief of Police, NAHS, Bergen Tech, Mayor Massa, Senator Menendez and other officias, KPD, all veterans, the local VFW chapter, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, the Air National Guard, Patriot Guard Riders, Parow’s Funeral home, Queen of Peace for all the support during this difficult time of need. We couldn’t have gone through this without all your help. We are all truly humbled and grateful by your support.

To describe my younger brother Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca, he was a caring person who was very trustworthy and responsible. He was honest and that was something admirable about him.

He had a high sense of honor, courage, and commitment. He always wanted to protect those who could not protect themselves. Upon high school graduation, he wanted to join the Marine Corps. My brother thought there was no higher honor than serving with the Corps. Osbrany was a person who saw the dangers of protecting freedom and yet volunteered to defend it, regardless. He lived by the Marine Corps motto “Semper Fidelis” which is Latin for “always faithful” America and North Arlington has lost a great son. Our community, friends, and family will forever miss Osbrany.

In this time of loss, we grieve for our lost son, brother, and beloved friend who was taken too soon. Osbrany, may you find peace and may your soul rest in eternal life. Fair winds and following seas. Let us remember he would have wanted everyone to laugh and remember the good times. Godspeed and someday we will see him on the other side. God bless my dear brother, friend, and hero, Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca.

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