Alexandre A. Alexeev, 23
It was hard for him; it was really difficult. Every day he didn't know what's going to happen. Some people who he worked with died right there. He never knows when a bomb's going to blow up. He's always telling me, I hope everything's going to be fine, but you never know what's going to happen in the next five minutes.
— Elena Smith, fiancee
Alexeev was born in Russia and moved to California as a teenager. His mother, who had served in the Russian Air Force, was seeking a better life for her two children. He was granted U.S. citizenship posthumously.