Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza Memorial
Date: 7/5/2007 Album ID: 297142
Family and friends receive the casket of Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
Maria Ines Mendoza holds a photo of her son, Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at her home in North Hollywood Ca. Thursday morning July 5, 2007, the day after her son's body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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An honor guard stands at attention waiting to carry the casket of Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza from the airplane at left at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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An Honor Guard from Fort Irwin's  11th Amored Cavalry Regiment waits to  carry the casket of Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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Copy photo of Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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Maria Ines Mendoza holds a photo of her son, Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at her home in North Hollywood Ca. Thursday morning July 5, 2007, the day after her son's body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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Maria Ines Mendoza cries over the flag drapped casket of her son, Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at a hanger at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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Maria Ines Mendoza, second from left, is joined by family as she cries over the flag drapped casket of her son, Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at a hanger at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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Maria Ines Mendoza, in black with glasses, and Carlota Artica, Gianncarlo's grandmother, cry over the flag drapped casket of Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at a hanger at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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Maria Ines Mendoza, second from left, and Carlota Artica, Giann Carlo's grandmother, cry over the flag drapped casket of Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at a hanger at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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An Honor Guard from Fort Irwin's  11th Amored Cavalry Regiment carry the casket of Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at a hanger at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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Family and friends look on as an honor guard from Fort Irwin carry the casket of Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza at a hanger at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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Airport fire trucks salute Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza by spraying their hoses over the plane carrying his casket to a hanger at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Ca. Wednesday morning July 4, 2007, after his body was flown back from Iraq on what would have been his 28th birthday.(Tom Mendoza/Staff Photographer)
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