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February 25, 2006 | From Associated Press
The Army has charged seven paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division with engaging in sex acts in videos shown on a gay pornography website. Three of the soldiers face courts-martial on charges of sodomy, pandering and engaging in sex acts for money, according to a statement released by the military Friday. Four other soldiers received what the military called nonjudicial punishments. The Army has recommended that all the paratroopers involved be discharged.
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June 17, 2007 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
One of Alina Perez's earliest memories of her younger brother is of him on a beach in Coronado, Calif., running from a shadow cast by an airplane flying overhead and screaming: "Mom, help me! Help me!" That frightened 5-year-old grew up to become a soldier parachuting into combat out of helicopters -- a paradox that Perez has struggled to come to grips with since her brother's death June 6 in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. Charles E. Wyckoff, 28, of Chula Vista, Calif.
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December 6, 2009 | By Jill Leovy
The first time Marcus A. Tynes suited up for a youth basketball game, his mother saw the change. She already knew her big, vigorous boy would like sports. But she didn't realize how thrilled he would be just to don that team jersey. It made him proud, gave him a sense of belonging. "He just liked that uniform," she said. "It made him feel part of something." As he grew, one uniform followed another. One for football at Valley View High School in Moreno Valley, and another for track.
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April 6, 2008 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
Gabriel Guzman was serious about physical fitness and martial arts -- even if he could be a joker about so many other things. His former girlfriend, Amy Molloy, 24, said she bought him a huge set of swords and knives one Christmas. "He really had that warrior mentality," she said. "When he wasn't doing martial arts, he was playing video games that had to do with war."
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