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      Never forgetting a fallen solider

      Three years|

      36 months|

      1,095 days|

      No matter how it is calculated time continues to pass"while many might believe time heals all pain Maggie Espinoza said she would have to disagree.

      "There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him, Maggie said. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him...he is my baby."

      In October of 2009 Maggie and her daughter-in-law Maria received the devastating news|"We miss him and love him dearly," Maggie sobbed.

      At just 26 and on his third tour of duty in Iraq, Staff Sgt. Bradley Espinoza was killed by an improvised explosive device.

      Maria said her husband did not fear much when it came to fighting for his country.

      "His biggest fear was that he would be that will never happen," Maria said.

      Espinoza TMs service and dedication to his country will be forever present in the city of Alton.

      A place those who knew him and those who did can come and learn his story.

      "I know he's up there and smiling and saying 'all this for me mom?' Yes baby, all this for you. I love you."