He leaves behind his father, mother, four sisters and one brother. One of his sisters spoke of Jesus this way: 'A loving son, a generous brother, a soldier who loved military life.'
— Rep. Linda Sanchez, speaking on the floor of Congress
Flores was one of four soldiers killed Oct. 15 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device, defense officials have announced.
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