He didn't like to be sitting around when his Army brothers were out there fighting. He was worried about his friends.
— Lisa Rose, sister
Rose joined the Army so he could pay for college. His mother tried to talk him out of it, telling him she'd work two jobs to put him through school. He was San Francisco's first Iraq war casualty.
California's War Dead
is the Los Angeles Times' collection of stories about the 744 California servicemembers and 493 others based in California
who died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Edward Balli, 42, Monterey
Matthew R. Rodriguez, 19, Fairhaven, Mass.
Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, San Diego
Landon L. Jones, 35, Lompoc
Jonathan S. Gibson, 32, Aurora, Ore.
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