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Jesus Died in Iraq

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Jesus Died in Iraq
In February of 2003, thousands of troops left San Diego heading for Iraq. Among them was Jesus Suarez. He and over 500 others were destined never to return alive. Lance Corporal Jesus Suarez del Solar was part of the contingent US and British forces massing at the Iraqi border in Kuwait. Their mission was to overwhelm the Iraqi army in a few days. Then on March 28 there came a knock at the door of the Suarez residence. Jesus had been killed by an unexploded munition in southern Iraq. But Fernando Suarez, Jesus' father, was no ordinary parent. A longtime activist from Tijuana, Mexico, he began to speak out about an unnecessary war that had claimed the life of his son, and in November of 2003, Suarez made a pilgrimage to Iraq to visit the place where his son was killed.moreless

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