No matter what the situation was, he was happy. There was a bright light on him, all the time.
— Maggie Gonzalez, cousin
Gonzalez died April 25, in Balkh province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled over.
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Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, Hesperia
William J. Gilbert, 24, Hacienda Heights
Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, Palmdale
Herman Mackey III, 30, Bakersfield
Trinidad Santiago Jr., 25, San Diego
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