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Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Pleitez killed in Afghanistan!
"Tuesday, Aug. 07, 2012
"Memorial service today for Turlock soldier killed in Afghanistan
"Bee Staff Reports
"MODESTO -- The body of California Army National Guard Spc. Benjamin Pleitez of Turlock arrived at Modesto Airport's Sky Trek terminal Tuesday morning and was transported to a Turlock funeral home for a private viewing.
"The Patriot Guard, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, various law enforcement and military agencies and residents gathered as the plane touched down.
"A public memorial service for Pleitez will take place Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2400 N. Olive Ave. in Turlock. After the service, public graveside honors will be held at San Joaquin National Cemetery, 3205 McCabe Road, Santa Nella, where Pleitez will be interred. A reception then will be held at Gustine Veterans Memorial Hall, 145 Fifth St.
"Modesto Bee - JOAN BARNETT LEE / firstname.lastname@example.org The remains of California Army National Guard Soldier Spc. Benjamin Pleitez arrived on Tuesday morning (08-07-12) at the Modesto Airport in Modesto, Ca. Pleitez, 25 from Turlock, died on July 27th in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom."
"Pleitez, 25, died July 27 in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. The cause of death has not been released.
"A member of the National Guard since 2006, Pleitez was a medic assigned to the 1072nd Transportation Company, 746th Combat Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade in Van Nuys.
"Pleitez's family moved to the Turlock area in 1999; he attended Modesto Adventist Academy and Denair High School before graduating through an independent study program.
"Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2012/08/07/2317214/services-set-for-turlock-soldier.html#storylink=cpy"
Kenneth Stepp salutes Spc. Benjamin Pleitez,25, of Turlock, California, killed in Afghanistan. Kenneth Stepp says we salute our heroes, and we should bring them home. We have sacrificed enough American lives in the Afghanistan War. Let's bring them home.