A look at the 14 people killed in the San Bernardino attack

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Posted: Dec 10, 2015 11:03 AM
A look at the 14 people killed in the San Bernardino attack

The 14 men and women killed in an attack on a holiday work party in San Bernardino, California, came from all walks of life: They included new parents, immigrants, recent graduates and seasoned health inspectors.

The youngest victim of the shooting was 26 and the oldest was 60.

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ROBERT ADAMS, 40

He was the father of a 20-month-old daughter and loved his job as an environmental health inspector, his family said. Adams was planning his child's first trip to Disneyland.

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ISAAC AMANIOS, 60

He fought in Eritrea's war for independence and believed the U.S. was a refuge from violence and fear. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

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BENNETTA BETBADAL, 46

She was a mother of three who fled to the U.S. from Iran as a teenager to escape the persecution of Christians after the 1979 revolution.

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HARRY BOWMAN, 46

He was a new employee at the San Bernardino public health department who had two daughters. Previously, he spent years working as an expert on data sets and mapping for the University of Southern California's National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events.

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SIERRA CLAYBORN, 27

She was a University of California, Riverside, graduate who stood out for her positivity and encouragement, her friends said.

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JUAN ESPINOZA, 50

He was a father of two who came to the U.S. from Mexico more than 20 years ago. His friends described him as humble and devoted to his work.

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AURORA BANALES GODOY, 26

She was a mother of a 22-month-old son who enjoyed baking. She is remembered for her outgoing personality.

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SHANNON JOHNSON, 45

He had an easygoing personality and lighthearted sense of humor, his friends said. During the shooting, one survivor says Johnson held her close and told her: "I got you."

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LARRY DANIEL KAUFMAN, 42

He ran an independently owned coffee shop inside the Inland Regional Center where the shooting took place. Outside work, he made elaborate costumes for Comic-Con, fairs and parades.

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DAMIAN MEINS, 58

He was a father of two who was a champion for Catholic education and cared deeply about his alma mater, Notre Dame High School in Riverside, his friends said.

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TIN NGUYEN, 31

She fled Vietnam with her mother as a child and went on to attend California State University, Fullerton. Nguyen was devoted to her family above all and planned to marry her longtime boyfriend, relatives said.

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NICHOLAS THALASINOS, 52

He was a passionate defender of Israel who enjoyed debating religion and politics and had recently renewed his marriage vows.

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YVETTE VELASCO, 27

She was one of four close sisters who loved nature. Velasco was expecting to get a gold badge recognizing her as a health inspector the day of the attack.

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MICHAEL RAYMOND WETZEL, 37

His wife remembers him as her best friend and says he was loved by all. The couple had one child together and five from previous marriages.