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November 30, 2003 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
In late March, Marine Lance Cpl. Jesus Alberto Suarez del Solar died in Iraq. On Saturday, his father began the long journey from the San Fernando Valley to Baghdad, hoping to end the conflict that killed his son. Fernando Suarez del Solar plans to spend the next two weeks in Iraq, along with a half-dozen other parents of U.S. troops stationed there. Some, like Suarez del Solar, have been vocal opponents of the war and occupation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2003 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
In late March, Marine Lance Cpl. Jesus Alberto Suarez del Solar died in Iraq. On Saturday, his father began the long journey from the San Fernando Valley to Baghdad, hoping to end the conflict that killed his son. Fernando Suarez del Solar plans to spend the next two weeks in Iraq, along with a half-dozen other parents of U.S. troops stationed there. Some, like Suarez del Solar, have been vocal opponents of the war and occupation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2004 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
When their teenage son dreamed of joining the Marines to help children in war-ravaged countries, Fernando and Rosa Suarez del Solar left behind a thriving Tijuana laundry business to start over in San Diego. And when Lance Cpl. Jesus Suarez del Solar, 20, was killed more than a year ago near Baghdad, his parents saw a mission uncompleted. "After he died, I promised myself that we would finish his job," said Fernando Suarez del Solar, 49.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2003 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Several thousand antiwar protesters marched in the streets of Hollywood on Sunday to demand an end to the U.S. military presence in Iraq, shouting "I told you so!" to a Bush administration they contend is struggling to bring peace and stability to that country. A number of protesters, like 56-year-old Nancy Kent, called Iraq a "quagmire" -- a reference to the term her generation used to describe U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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April 3, 2003 | Robert J. Lopez and Rich Connell, Times Staff Writers
The U.S. awarded citizenship Wednesday to two Southern California Marines who were killed in Iraq, including one who according to records lied about his age to win residency after entering the country illegally. Lance Cpl. Jose A. Gutierrez of Lomita and Cpl. Jose A. Garibay of Costa Mesa died in the first three days of the war, putting the spotlight on thousands of so-called green card soldiers who have volunteered to fight for their adopted homeland.
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April 6, 2003 | Frank del Olmo, Frank del Olmo is associate editor of The Times.
Some wannabe machos from the Ivy League come up with a domino theory. But kids who just hope to finish East Los Angeles College are the ones who must fight and die on distant battlefields putting that theory to a test. We have seen it before -- three decades ago in the jungles of Southeast Asia. But Iraq is not Vietnam.
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April 12, 2003 | Anna Gorman and Mike Anton
Two young Marines, both natives of Mexico who gave their lives for the United States, were laid to rest Friday in Southern California. Lance Cpl. Jesus Suarez del Solar, 20, was buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Escondido as his family and friends released white balloons and tossed flowers onto his casket. Cpl. Jose Angel Garibay, 21, was honored at a memorial service at St.
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March 31, 2003 | John M. Glionna and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers
One was just 20, a U.S. Marine who as a boy loved guns and left his native Mexico so he could join the armed services. The other was born in the Philippines, a 33-year-old veteran of the first Gulf War who returned to the Middle East battlefields in February because he was convinced the younger guys in his platoon needed the guidance of an old hand. The two Camp Pendleton-based Marines, Lance Cpl. Jesus Alberto Suarez del Solar of Escondido and Gunnery Sgt.
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October 26, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux, Louise Roug and Paul Richter, Times Staff Writers
The Pentagon announced Tuesday that three more Americans serving in Iraq had been killed, lifting the U.S. military death toll to 2,000 and triggering a new round of protest and debate in the United States over the 2 1/2 -year conflict. The new deaths were those of two Marines slain Friday in a roadside bombing near Amiriya, west of Baghdad, and a soldier who succumbed Saturday after being wounded last week by a similar blast in Samarra, north of the capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2006 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
It looks like an engineer's dream: Forty-nine rows and 52 columns of white, wooden crosses a foot-and-a-half high, each exactly 36 inches from its neighbor, each row exactly 60 inches from the next, a precise reckoning of combat death gleaming on the beach beside Stearns Wharf. Each cross in the display mounted every Sunday represents an American fatality in Iraq. At its start three years ago, the project had 340 of them. Last Sunday, there were 2,831.
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February 8, 2004 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles High School senior Victor Banuelos has received two phone calls from military recruiters in the last six months. "They tell us, if we're failing classes, we're not going to make it to college," said Banuelos, 17, who wants to go to college. "They say, 'With our help is the only way to get out of the ghetto.'
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