We are freedom's answer to fear. We do not bargain with terror. We stalk it, corner it, take aim and kill it.
— Jose Angel Garibay, in final letter to his girlfriend
Garibay was born in Mexico. His death helped focus public attention on the contributions of so-called "Green Card" troops. Members of Congress cited his case when they streamlined the process for legal residents serving in the armed forces to become U.S. citizens.
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Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, Hesperia
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Herman Mackey III, 30, Bakersfield
Trinidad Santiago Jr., 25, San Diego
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