lcpl victor dew
Victor Dew, born in Hayward, CA, fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps. While in high school, Victor earned his 1st degree Black Belt in Zen Bodukai Aiki Ju-jitsi, played football, and worked part time, graduating in 2008. Entering the Marine Corps in 2009 with his 2nd degree Black Belt, offered the opportunity of serving on the Marine Presidential Honor Guard, Victor chose to protect America's freedom and borders and became an Anti-Tank Missileman responsible for employing the M220E4 TOW Weapon System and M98A1 Javelin Weapons System. During Victor’s first deployment to the Sangin Valley of Afghanistan, he and three brother Marines were killed when their MATV was struck by an IED during OEF. Promoted posthumously to Lance Corporal, October 13, 2010, was the day Victor Dew became the first graduate of Granite Bay High School killed in action while serving his country.