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Age:   20
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Date of Death: 3/23/2003
Incident Location: Near Nasiriyah, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Unit's Base: Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez became a dad for the first time on March 4 and learned about the birth of his son, Alonso, just days before he was killed in combat. Gonzalez, 20, from Los Angeles and stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., loved soccer and wanted to use his military experience to help him become a police officer. In his last letter home, Gonzalez told his family not to worry. "If you can wait a little longer," he wrote, "we''ll see each other in summer. God willing." His mother, Rosa Gonzalez, called the letter a "gift."
Source: Associated Press
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