When the time came, he did not hesitate. He did not falter. He did his job.
— Curtis Lindskog, father
Lindskog was one of three soldiers who were killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan.
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Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, Hesperia
William J. Gilbert, 24, Hacienda Heights
Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, Palmdale
Herman Mackey III, 30, Bakersfield
Trinidad Santiago Jr., 25, San Diego
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