The Galloway native and Absegami High School graduate was 19 years old when he died on May 29, 2009 while fighting in Iraq. He was a member of the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, out of Fort Bliss, Texas, according to njrunforthefallen.org.
He sustained injuries during a non-combat incident on May 27 of that year.
In high school, he was a member of the drama club. He enjoyed soccer, hockey, video games and Legos, and was a cub scout. He was planning on becoming a medic, according to his profile on the website.
The Run for the Fallen comes through Galloway Township Saturday morning between about 8:20 and 8:50. A procession featuring escorts and runners will come down Route 9 into Veterans Memorial Park at Glenn by the Bay where Iorio will be honored, Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola said at Tuesday night’s council meeting.
The New Jersey Run for the Fallen takes place over three days from Friday, Sept. 27-Sunday, Sept. 29. Participants run one mile for every service member killed in the War in Iraq. The run begins in Cape May and participants run into Monmouth County.
Each step of the way, members of the communities support the runners as they run through their town.