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Remember These 14 Heroes

Release Date: 2015-05-25

As our nation marks the beginning of summertime this Memorial Day weekend, it’s important that we not forget the real reason for this holiday: To honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. While we enjoy time with family and friends, let’s also take time out to hold these brave men and women and their families in our thoughts.

Over the years, Long Beach has lost many sons and daughters in the fight for freedom. 14 Long Beach residents gave their lives for us in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I ask that you take a moment to honor and remember them.

The Los Angeles Times has created a virtual memorial where you can learn about each one of these men and women. Learn more about them, their families and their courage.

Their names should never be forgotten:

  • Stephen Castellano
  • Randy Collins
  • Anthony Davis Jr.
  • Israel Garcia
  • Ernesto Guerra
  • Andrew W. Harvell
  • Steven Hutchison
  • Thomas R. MacPherson
  • Lyndon Marcus
  • Roberto Martinez Salazar
  • Astor Sunsin-Pineda
  • David Toomalatai
  • George Torres
  • Joshua Whitaker

God Bless them, their families, and our country.