He was not only a hero, he was a great son. He did more in 25 years than most of us will do in 75 years.
— Joseph Landaker, father
Landaker was earning his physics degree and playing baseball at the University of La Verne when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks occurred. It led him to enlist in the Marine Corps.
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Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, Palmdale
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Reid K. Nishizuka, 30, Kailua, Hawaii
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