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- R.I.P. – Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez (sgt-jim.blogspot.com)
- RIP SPC Benjamin C Pleitez (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- 2 Northern California soldiers killed in Afghanistan (mercurynews.com)
- 2 California soldiers killed in Afghanistan (utsandiego.com)
- Turlock soldier dies in Afghanistan (fresnobee.com)
- US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,935 (miamiherald.com)
- Correction: Afghan-US Deaths story (kansascity.com)