San Antonio television station KENS 5 spoke with Farias' parents, Felix and Penny, soon after they learned the news of their son's death. The Farias, who live in New Braunfels, Texas, said John sent them a video of himself just two weeks ago. In the video, he told his family how his violent surroundings forced him to grow up quickly. He looked forward to returning home in October.
Here's the story KENS 5 filed on the death of Lance Cpl. John F. Farias:
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