I will never regret the decision that he made. He was doing what he wanted to do. He made the right decision for the right reasons.
— Bill Pollard, father
On Sept. 11, 2001, hours after the terrorist attacks, Pollard visited an Army recruitment office. His family said his sense of justice led him to enlist.
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Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, San Diego
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Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24, Fontana
Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, 23, Santa Maria
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