You would never find that guy sad or depressed. He was one of the most joyful guys around.
— Edgardo Garcia, brother
Garcia-Arana was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and moved to Los Angeles in 1993. His younger brother Edgardo followed him into the military and came home from Kuwait on emergency leave when he was killed.
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