Elvis Dino Esquivel
Elvis Esquivel onboard the USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean: November 15, 2005
Elvis Dino Esquivel was born in Santa Ana, CA in the autumn of 1986. He spent his childhood in Michoacán, Mexico, where his mother is originally from. In mid 2000, he returned to California to study high school.
In 2004, after graduating from high school and with a strong sense of patriotism, Esquivel enlisted in the US Navy, where he served as an aircraft mechanic for Strike Squadron EIGHT SIX (VFA -86). He was eventually deployed to the Persian Gulf onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).
By mid 2007, Esquivel returned to California after honorably serving his country and soon enrolled in college. During that same year, Esquivel publishes his first poetry book, “Sólo Lloré En Otoño”, which includes various poems he wrote during his military service in the Middle East. Also, Esquivel is a member of ‘Poetas Del Mundo’ and secretary for the Spanish Language Club at Santa Ana College, where he is majoring in Spanish and minoring in History. He lives in Southern California.