The most important thing is my son served his country, and he's a casualty of war.... He was a beautiful person. He died way too young.
— Susan Turley, mother
Moore was an amateur guitarist who read voraciously about Vikings and ancient Greek military heroes. An unconventional learner, he graduated from high school at 16, as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
California's War Dead
is the Los Angeles Times' collection of stories about the 744 California servicemembers and 493 others based in California
who died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Edward Balli, 42, Monterey
Matthew R. Rodriguez, 19, Fairhaven, Mass.
Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, San Diego
Landon L. Jones, 35, Lompoc
Jonathan S. Gibson, 32, Aurora, Ore.
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