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November 20, 2005 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
They knew each other only a short time, but Frank De La Vara and Juan Terrazas became as close as brothers when they served together in Vietnam. Drafted into the military, the two Mexican immigrants from Los Angeles were so-called green card soldiers who hoped to gain U.S. citizenship when they returned to their adopted homeland. De La Vara would realize his dream; Terrazas would not. The 21-year-old Bronze Star recipient was killed in combat on July 9, 1969. De La Vara never forgot his friend.
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November 20, 2005 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
They knew each other only a short time, but Frank De La Vara and Juan Terrazas became as close as brothers when they served together in Vietnam. Drafted into the military, the two Mexican immigrants from Los Angeles were so-called green card soldiers who hoped to gain U.S. citizenship when they returned to their adopted homeland. De La Vara would realize his dream; Terrazas would not. The 21-year-old Bronze Star recipient was killed in combat on July 9, 1969. De La Vara never forgot his friend.
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November 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A strong current flipped a truck as it tried to cross a shallow river in Bolivia, killing 27 farmers on their way to a market, police said. The accident occurred in Palca, east of La Paz. The truck's driver tried to cross through the water because a nearby bridge had collapsed. "The Palcamayu River was calm, but when we reached the middle of it, a flood of water flipped the truck and carried us for several meters. Everything happened quickly.
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