Son of Santa Clara County Judge Killed in Action in Afghanistan


LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (San Jose Mercury News) — Five years ago, a blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) slammed into Capt. Matt Manoukian. Even with a debilitating concussion, the Marine leader scrambled to the aid of one of his men, quickly applying a tourniquet to his leg that saved the soldier’s life. But Manoukian’s bravery and resourcefulness couldn’t save him this week from a surprise attack in southern Afghanistan by an insurgent disguised as an Afghan policeman.

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