In Memoriam: Billy Belgen


PV2 William (Billy) Roger Belgen went to be with his Heavenly Father on January 3, 2015.

He was born December 13, 1987. He grew up in Orange County, California and graduated from Mission Viejo High School in 2006. He attended Saddleback College before moving to Canyon Lake with his mother, Dian Cooper.

Billy completed Basic Training with Honors at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was due to begin AIT training at Fort Sam Houston in Texas as a combat medic. He was enormously proud to be in the United States Army. He was an amazing young man and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Billy is survived by his mother, Dian Cooper, and Canyon Lake dad, Scott Haller; brothers, Captain Mark Belgen Jr., USMC, of Hanover, Maryland, and Brian Belgen of Mission Viejo; grandparents, Mary Jo and Bill Cooper of Fallbrook; father, Mark Belgen Sr. of Laguna Niguel; grandmother, Evelyn Belgen of Fountain Valley; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services were held January 12 at Riverside National Cemetery.


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