Jose R. Perez, 21
Our dreams were simple. When he came home, we were going back to school, and in a year, buy a house. Then, when we were financially stable, we were going to get married in a church.
— Violeta Perez, widow
Perez preached the virtues of military service -- and in the same breath talked about using his veterans benefits to open a barbershop in his hometown of Ontario. He told his wife that by serving he was "a little closer to being able to give his son all the things he didn't have growing up."