He was crazy and energetic--a kid that could drive you crazy but you couldn't help but love.
— Brian Lee, youth pastor
Kim's parents divorced when he was young, and in high school he moved several times: to the Midwest, to the East and then back to Southern California. His pastor said part of the military's appeal to Kim was its stability.
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Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, Hesperia
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