Before my uncle passed away, he told me to take care of my grandma and my mom and always be good and remember to eat vegetables.
— Camille, niece
Santos was killed alongside Specialist Wilbel A. Robles-Santa, 25, of Juncos, Puerto Rico and Staff Sergeant Christopher M. Ward, 24, of Oak Ridge, Tenn. when enemy forces attacked their unit in Zabul, Afghanistan with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
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