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Memorial named for fallen Marine

Original post made on Jul 29, 2013

Although he is sure his son, who was very humble, wouldn't have wanted the fanfare, Pete Manoukian said he and his family are honored that the military has decided to name a ceremonial hall inside the San Jose Military Entrance Processing Station after his son, Capt. Matthew Manoukian, who died while serving in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan last August.

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Posted by NOW
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Our condolences to the Manoukian family over their loss, and our sincere gratitude for raising such a fine young man, who kept the tradition of his grandfather, father and uncle, who are all true patriots and have given in so many ways to the cities of Los Altos and Mountain View.

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Posted by Captain_America
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Thank you for all of your sacrifices Captain Manoukian, you are emblematic of a U.S. Marine. Your core values and morals are a rarity in America today, unfortunately. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Manoukian for raising an exceptional American; I hope that more parents follow your parental skills and raise truly amazing & inspirational American heroes as you raised your son!