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Trust Fund Established For Hometown Hero's Baby

Clinton Ruiz, an Army soldier from Murrieta, died in Afghanistan this week.

A trust fund has been set up for a Murrieta man killed in action this week during a skirmish in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. Clinton Ruiz, 22, was fatally injured by small arms fire while in Khas Uruzgan, Oruzgan province, the Department of Defense announced Saturday.

Ruiz was a 2008 graduate of Murrieta Valley High School, Patch readers reported.

He was assigned to the 9th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne), 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

An account has been established for Ruiz's year-old baby boy at California Bank and Trust, 41615 Winchester Road in Temecula, under Caleb Ruiz.

Please contact Elizabeth at 951 719 1245 or MaryAnn at 951 296 2424. Checks would be payable to Caleb Ruiz and may be sent in lieu of flowers.

Adam October 27, 2012 at 09:34 PM
The Mill Restaurant is also collecting donations for he family.
hope October 30, 2012 at 01:38 AM
We are forever grateful to Clinton and his family for his service to our country. Our prayers are with you.

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