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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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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 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 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 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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