"I know that he loved his job. It was a job he chose," she told the Sioux City Journal.
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But his mother, Sengchanh Douangdara, said it was clear the 26-year-old master at arms petty officer 1st class from South Sioux City, Neb., was committed to the military and proud to serve the country that adopted his Laotian family decades ago.
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