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Santa Barbara County Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Honored With Permanent Memorial

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 12:44am

A Santa Barbara County solider who died in Afghanistan is being honored with a permanent memorial on the Central Coast.

A plaque, and tree to remember Army Specialist Kenneth Alvarez are being dedicated this morning at the Abel Maldonado Youth Center in Santa Maria.  The 23 year old, along with another member of his engineering battalion were killed by a bomb blast August 23rd.

A number of community leaders, along with a Santa Maria Police Department honor guard are set to take part in the 10 a.m. ceremony.

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