Fallen Turlock National Guard Soldier returns home

Benjamin Pleitez, 25, was killed July 27th while serving in Afghanistan.
August 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The body of a California National Guard Soldier arrived at the Modesto Airport late Tuesday morning.

Benjamin Pleitez, 25, was killed July 27th while serving in Afghanistan. Pleitez was from Turlock.

A memorial service will take place Wednesday at the Seventh-day Adventist church in Turlock.

Pleitez is the fourth California National Guardsmen to die in Afghanistan.


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