Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, 21, of Santa Clara; killed in Afghanistan

Harry Lew's Chinese immigrant parents were shocked when he told them he was joining the U.S. military. The 19-year-old, their only son, had just started college; he had told them he wanted to become an animation designer.

“I tried to stop him, I told him the military is very dangerous,” said his father, Allen Lew, who runs a trade show exhibit business in the Santa Clara County community of San Martin.  “He just told us he wanted to serve his country.”

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