July 31, 2012

Benjamin Pleitez

Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, age 25, of Turlock, California, died on July 27, 2012, in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan.

The cause of his death has not been released as of this posting.

Benjamin was assigned to 1072nd Transportation Company, 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, Van Nuys, California. He was a Medic. 

Benjamin Pleitez was born in Paradise, then moved with his family to Carson City. The family moved to the Turlock area in 1999. Benjamin attended Modesto Adventist Academy and Denair High School before graduating through an independent study program. After graduating from high school, Benjamin Pleitez got an emergency medical technician certificate.

Saint Therese of Lisieux,
pray for Benjamin
Family members stated that he did some bodybuilding and running and was health-conscious. They also said that he enjoyed his work as a medic. 

Family members are devastated at his loss. 

Benjamin is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Salvador; his mother, Diana; and two brothers - Jon and Evan. 

Let us pray that Benjamin Pleitez is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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