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By Veronica Rocha | July 15, 2009
GLENDALE — A local Marine was one of two killed Saturday during combat in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, U.S. Department of Defense officials announced Tuesday. Lance Cpl. Pedro A. Barbozaflores, 27, of Glendale, and Master Sgt. Jerome D. Hatfield, 36, of Axton, Va., died Saturday while supporting combat operations in southern Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department. The pair were reportedly killed when an improvised explosive device hit their vehicle.
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By Christopher Cadelago | May 31, 2010
N ine months have passed since Lance Cpl. Pedro Barboza Flores, of Glendale, was killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in southwestern Afghanistan. For the hundreds of people who gathered at Memorial Day ceremonies across Glendale, Burbank and Montrose, Barboza Flores' life was celebrated among the names of fallen service members, bagpipes, benedictions, patriotic hymns and roses. Barboza Flores, 27, a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, was less than two months into his first tour with the Marines when the improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
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By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times | July 14, 2009
A Marine from Glendale has been killed in Afghanistan, the Marine Corps said today. Lance Cpl. Pedro A. Barbozaflores, 27, was killed Saturday during the Marines' push into Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. Some 4,000 Marines have been assigned to rout the Taliban and other insurgents from the province. Barbozaflores was part of the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Lejeune, N.C. Also killed was another Marine from that unit, Master Sgt. Jerome Hatfield, 36, of Axton, Va. The two were reportedly killed by a roadside bomb.
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November 29, 2003
Air Force Cadet Patrick L. Profeta has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The graduate received a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. Profeta received a degree in behavioral science at the academy, and was the music director for the cadet radio station. He is the son of Michelle Stanners of La Crescenta and Joseph Profeta of Costa Mesa. The new lieutenant is a 1999 graduate of Loyola High School, Los Angeles.
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By Veronica and Rocha and Jason Wells | July 18, 2009
GLENDALE — The mother of local fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Pedro Antonio Barboza Flores — who was killed July 11 in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb erupted near his armored vehicle — wept openly Friday at a Forest Lawn viewing ceremony, one hand on the open casket, the other on doting family members. As family, friends and total strangers streamed into the Church of the Recessional Friday evening to pay their respects to the 27-year-old Glendale resident, the scene was a solemn realization of what his mother, Aurora Flores, had earlier said she dreaded most.
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By Christopher Cadelago | May 31, 2010
N ine months have passed since Lance Cpl. Pedro Barboza Flores, of Glendale, was killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in southwestern Afghanistan. For the hundreds of people who gathered at Memorial Day ceremonies across Glendale, Burbank and Montrose, Barboza Flores' life was celebrated among the names of fallen service members, bagpipes, benedictions, patriotic hymns and roses. Barboza Flores, 27, a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, was less than two months into his first tour with the Marines when the improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
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By Veronica Rocha | July 15, 2009
GLENDALE — A local Marine was one of two killed Saturday during combat in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, U.S. Department of Defense officials announced Tuesday. Lance Cpl. Pedro A. Barbozaflores, 27, of Glendale, and Master Sgt. Jerome D. Hatfield, 36, of Axton, Va., died Saturday while supporting combat operations in southern Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department. The pair were reportedly killed when an improvised explosive device hit their vehicle.
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