- 32 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 29, 1981
- Place of birth:
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 1, 2014
- Place of passing:
Fresno, California, United States
|Let the memory of Sergeant Brian Santos Jr. be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Brian Santos Jr., 32, born on October 29, 1981 and on January 1, 2014 he was murdered. He was a Sergeant in the military and did 2 tours over seas. He loved his country and his family and friends with all his heart. PLEASE PRAY FOR US THAT THERE WILL BE JUSTICE FOR MY SON! AND THE PEOPLE THAT TOOK HIS LIFE WLL GO TO PRISON FOR A VERY LONG TIME!
We will always keep him in our hearts until we meet again. As long as there is still ME, there will always be YOU.
"Another Thanksgiving without you. Another hearing extended to Dec 26. Another year they get to spend with there family and we spend with out you. How unfair .. I have no words to describe how I fee right now. The people who murdered you are still free and we still have no closure and no peace. They will have another holiday with there families while our heart breaks because you aren't here with us. I miss you soo much. I pray every day that God will give us justice for you. I wish God would give me a sign. I want them in prison. Then I can let go of this case and find my way back to the good memories and not the horrible memory of your death at the hands of those people. I love you my son. I am trying my best to stay strong and have faith."
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY 35TH BIRTHDAY MY SON!! WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SOO MUCH!!!"
"Miss you my son!! Love you always. You are in my prayers that justice will be served."
"Miss you soo much Brian. Another addition to the family. Aurora is 3 and Liam will be one soon. We think about you everyday. Love you and miss you soo much. The court it moving slowly but moving. I pray everyday for justice for you."
"Hello good morning son .Just want to say I miss you .There has been so much going on Eileen with baby G and Ruben and his wife who are expecting my second grandchild any day now . Yes can you believe it me a grandma of 2 I still am in shock myself. Sergio is doing good still no kid's for him yet LoL .I pray not everyday. He is still in school and will be a senior next semester we all miss you so much. Thank you for your inspiration in my boys lives I know you are on there midst and in there hearts. I just wanted to share some exciting news. We had thought me and Chris that Oscar was leaving us he had not eaten in 3 weeks. So we read up on the Internet on what could be wrong we went to petsmart over and over to test the water. And today to our surprise Oscar is eating again we are stoked. .He is now feeling better. Eileen had put some Goldfish in the tank while back for him to eat but he never ate them and there are growing big we love you Brian and we're always thinking of you miss your smile and your voice and your laugh"
"Happy 4th of July my son! I love you and miss you soo much!!"
"Everyday I think about you. Everyday I live for you, for us. I finally made SGT. I knew that when I finally got promoted I wanted you to pin me. Cried because when I found out I was #1 on the list the first person I wanted to call and tell, was you. I wanted to see your smile, hear you say finallyyyyyy lol I want to make you proud. I love you soooo much I can never say that enough. Till we meet again babe."
"Brian was a close friend of mine we were deployed together twice and had many conversations about life and would like everyone to know that his heart was good and he is missed "gone but not forgotten""
"Miss you so much my son. Still waiting for the courts to give you justice. Still holding on and having faith God will give us justice and those people will go to prison. I love you and think of you every day!!!"
We deployed with the same unit but landed in different camps once we were in Iraq. Through the training leading up to Iraq and when we were coming back home, you always had a smile on your face and laughing. Refecting on this, it makes me appreciate our deployment so much more. For this, I want to say thank you. You will never be forgotten.
"You are thought of daily & missed ... Thank you always for your sacrifice for our Country and being a great person to work with."
"Hi sweetie getting ready to move again. Last time I saw you we had moved and you and that little pick was a big impact I miss you sweetie papas doing good. Getting ready to celebrate you and all that have fought for our country and we are fighting for you love you and miss you so much"
"I miss you Brian. Had a dream about you and you were laughing and happy. I got up and thanked God that even in my dreams I am able to see you and that to know you are happy. Still waiting for Justice for you. June 7th we will find out more. I pray every day .I love you and always will my son."
"Another delay. June 7th. It is over 2 years and we are still waiting for justice for you. I have days of discouragement but I know God has a plan. I just have to have faith and be strong. I love you and miss you everyday."
"Having a emotional day. Missing you soo much. Had a dream of you last night. You looked soo happy. You had a big smile on your face as always. And we were all together hanging out. I know you are just letting me know that you are ok and happy. But I still wish you were here with us every day."
"Hearing for you has been rescheduled again for April 12.
It has been over 2 years and still waiting for justice. But I will not be discouraged. I know they will be put in prison. I miss you everyday. I love you my son and we will not give up. JUSTICE FOR YOU MY SON!!"
"Seville has made his move Brian. Mixed emotions. Happy they are here but sad that you are not here to share in there joy. I know you and God are watching over us. We miss you soo much. Always love you from here to the moon and back my son."
"It has been a long road my son. Trying my best to stay strong. Another wait for your court case. I do the best I can and keep praying and trusting in God. So much going on. And you are not here to share it with us. And I think that is the hardest thing. I know you are with us in spirit every day but it is not the same for me. I miss you so much. I know we have to keep living and we are doing all we can to make God and you proud of us. I love you my son. Always to the moon and back. xoxoxox"
"Held to answer Hearing has been extended till March 2,2016 for Brians case. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We thank everyone for your on going support and love. And continuing to keep Brians memory alive. We miss him soo much."
"Rest in love angel."
"I love and miss you with all of my heart! 2 years without you. Not a day goes by without me thinking of the wonderful times. That's what keeps me going. Till we meet again. I love you brother!!! <3"
"2 years ago today God took you home. I miss you every day! 2016 we will continue on our journey to get justice for you Brian. You are always with us in everything we do. I pray that God will continue to give me the strength to keep it going but to always remember that God and you are by my side fighting with me. I love you my son. From here to the moon and back!"
"May the Lord carry you Caroline through this time. I pray justice be served for those responsible for your loss. No one deserves what happened to your family. I send prayers to you and your family. I will continue to follow his story. God bless."
"It has been a while my son. Another Christmas without you. It has been so hard. But I know you were with us with a smile on your face because that is your favorite time of year. So much has been going on. I pray everyday that we will get justice for you and they will go to prison for your murder. I miss you so much. 2016 is on it's way and I will continue to be there for you. I will fight for your justice. I love you my son. xoxoxox"
"Miss you Brian. Doing the best I can this Christmas. This was your favorite time of year, It wasn't about the gifts, It was about family and all of us being together. I shopped for some gifts and sat in the car and felt like something was missing. And it was you. I look at things in the stores. Especially the shoes and in my mind I think Brian would love those. And then my heart stops for a second. I miss you soo much. I just don't think it is fair that those people get to be with there family and you can't be with us. My heart just breaks. But I know I have to be strong and have faith in God that they will pay for what they did. And justice will be served for you. I love you my son to the moon and back!!!"
"Yesterday was your birthday my son. 34 years old. Another birthday without you. But I feel blessed that so many people remembered and wished you Happy Birthday on your face book. I miss you so much. I love you till the end of time."
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY COUSIN!!!! I love n miss you so much. I remember when I called u in May thinking was ur birthday haha and u told me, thanks but it's not my birthday haha. I just know ur birthday is in the 29th and I forgot what month it was at that time. Oh I miss calling you and you making me laugh and smile. RIL MY COUSIN. Till I see you again"
"Well my son. It has been a while. I have been working a lot. It keeps my mind busy. On the days I stay home I get really sad and cry a lot. I miss you soo much. Waiting for another hearing. Oct 5. And you know Eileen and Ashlan will be giving birth sometime in that week. And your birthday coming up. Another birthday without you. I take it one day at a time. It still feels like this all just happened and a piece of me is missing. They say when you lose a child you are never the same. It is so true. I ask God everyday to give me the strength and not let me fall into a depression or worse. I still have your other brothers to look after and I know you would not want me to fall apart and abandon them. I am grateful they are all doing well. I pray those people go to prison for a very long,long time. It just boogles my mind how they can be walking the streets and living there lives like they did no wrong. I truly struggle with that. But I know God is in charge of this case now. I have to just put it all in his hands. I love you Brian Boy! I hope you are happy in heaven and give God a hug from me. I miss you so much. xoxoxoxoxox"
"You are missed. This morning Gonzo and I were talking about how we both hope there is justice for you your family deserves closure and peace of mind. We always talk about how you would ask Jose if he practiced his comebacks in the mirrror because he would always have something to say lol. I remember having such great times and joking around all the time. To those who dont know you should know that you were a great caring and loving person always asking if they needed help. It's crazy to think you have left this earth but we have no doubt in our mind that you are doing great things in heaven. We miss you dude and just know that you are not forgotten."
"Justice will be served brian im praying every day
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"Thank you lord. So much. Justice will be served. Go to http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article31110323.html for more information about my sons murder case"
"Well the preliminary hearing finally went through. One will be charged with Murder 1 and the other Murder 2. I am soo grateful to God!! And also to all the people who have prayed and for there emotional support. Even from people I have never met. But they have sent there support and pray for us. I know the trial will be next but at least I know there self defense did not work. And God gave us a good lawyer after all we have gone through to show the truth. I miss you my son. And we will keep pushing on until they are handcuffed and sent to prison. Tell God I said thank you and give him a hug for me. Love you!!!"
"Hey... I did not know you man, but I love you, and GOD love's you better, and I pray that you are in peace which. I am sure you are . R.I.P."
"Waiting again. The 29 is another day to find out about your hearing. Too many times I have been thrown back and said no. I am numb to it all already. Not to get my hopes up regarding the dates any more. But I will not be discouraged by there guilt. I know they will be found guilty of murdering you. And they be sent away for a very long time. I just keep praying and I know God will answer"
"It's been a long day without you my friend, And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again, We've come a long way from where we began, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again i miss you so much Brian! Those people that murdered you murdered me that night as well. i miss & love you. so much.
"I'm sad your gone & I miss you but at the same time I'm happy cause I know your doing great things for our Lord, and I know your watching over your family & friends, I regret the pain your love ones are feeling and hope they find piece. Take it easy Brian"
"Preliminary Hearing is set for the 22nd of June. I pray they don't change it again. I pray to God everyday that we can get going with this so these people will go to prison. I miss you so much. It has been 1 year 5 months. I miss you everyday. I love you always my son. We will continue to fighting for justice!!!"
"Counting the days Brian. New preliminary hearing. Will find out on the 4th. I pray everyday that they will set a date and get this going. It hurts me everyday knowing that the people that took you from us are walking the streets on bail and living there lives as if nothing happened and they did nothing wrong. I miss you very much. I keep it going the best I can. I have your brothers and grandchildren to keep going for. I know you would want me to keep it moving and carry on. Some days are hard. I miss you soo much. I love you my son!"
"Hi sweetie I made some chili Mac the other day and couldn't believe how much I miss you tears started to fall. I hope your in a good place love you always. Papa will be 75 next month I know you would have been the light of his party. Drop in and touch him love you."
"Oh I forgot Russell graduated from college. Degree in Criminal Justice. We are all so proud of him. I know you are proud of him too. He misses you a lot."
"I miss you soo much Brian. So much is going on that I wish you were here for. Seville is having a boy. Eileen is having a boy too. They will be having them in October. Your Birthday month. What are the odds. I work a lot. It helps me to stay strong and time goes by faster. Some days are so hard but I know I have to get up and keep going for your brothers and my grandchildren. We are still waiting for another hearing. I pray this time it will go through and we will get justice for you. We are staying strong and praying. I know you and God hear our prayers and that these people will got to prison for what they did. I love you and I miss you everyday."
"Believe it or not this is my first time on this page. Words cannot express how much I miss you. You have had such an impact on my life, and so many others. I have truly been blessed with not only the chance but the opportunity to know such an amazing person. You never left me out on the streets. Remember when I used to drink all the time? I drank the tequila in the freezer and replaced it with water,bhit thinking that the water would freeze and you said "haven you was drinking wasn't you" I said no not me, and you said " Haven, we work all day , so it's not us , and just so you know, tequila don't freeze!" Lmao we all started laughing our asses off. But you never gave up on me. Thank you. I love you and owe you so much . I haven't touched alcohol I. Like 4 years and to show my appreciation I don't plan on drinking ever. Thank you Brian for loving me when I didn't love myself. God must have really needed some help up there when he took you home . Forever missed you are. Till we meet again brother."
"ill always love and miss you brian, your always on my mind! in everything i do ."
"Hi Brian, you have been in our hearts ever since you left. Im there to the end to support my daughter & your mother & family to see justice for you and have a peaceful closure for us all. i just wanted to share with u that Tessia is heading to Afghanistan, if u can please keep an eye on her and be her guardian angel, i hope it's not too much to ask. We truly miss you so much Brian, I know you met my father (Tessia gpa) Mike on thanksgiving 2013 and my father told our family, you are a good respectful young man, my father went to heaven 9 months after your passing. I also asked my dad to be a guardian angel too, I keep your mom & siblings in our prayers. Tessia is very strong, and i believe it's because how you have reflected your strength in her life, in some things she still seeks your approval, when she mentions to me ( i know Brian would want me too) or ( i feel Brian saying .....). Thanku Brian for your presence in our family and what u have shared with Tessia left a staple of a wonderful precious soul u are & we are honored to have met you & your forever in our memories & heart, love always & forever LAULU FAMILY."
"I am a little better today Brian. It has been rough for me this week. Feeling confused and disappointed. But I have picked myself up and dusted myself off and will continue to stand strong. We will have to start from scratch. New attorney again. New preliminary hearing. I have to believe God has a plan and I just have to trust in him. I pray everyday that justice will be served for you my son. I miss you soo much. No parent should have to go through this. Keep an eye on us and help guide us through this.Give God and the family that is with you in heaven a hug from me. I love you!!! xoxoxoxox"
"Today Haven and I head for Fresno for the preliminary hearing tomorrow. I am nervous. I don't know how I am going to feel when I see the person that murdered you. I have so many mixed emotions right now. But I continue to pray for strength and that God gives me peace. I want them convicted of your murder and sent to prison for a very long time. I love you and miss you so much my son."
"Next week Haven and I will be in Fresno for the preliminary hearing. I am very nervous even though I have prayed for this day. I just want those that murdered you in prison. I miss you and think about you every day. I know I need to stay strong to get through this. And I know God and you are with us giving me that strength to go through this. I love you my son. And I pray you get justice."
"Yesterday was a big day for your brother Seville. He finally went to Wrestlemania! His dream came true Brian! And he saw the Undertaker!! I know you were with him with a big smile on your face. And probably laughing at him cause you know he was screaming at the top of his lungs when he saw him. lol You know he is the biggest wrestling fan! Even though he would have wanted you to be there with him. It is amazing how after a loss we think about the things we want to do in life. Well Seville did it! All he wants to do is continue to make God, you and his family proud of him. We love you and miss you so much."
"Our flight is booked. Haven and I will be there for you my son for the hearing. We love you and miss you soo much Brian."
"Just to let everyone know that Brians preliminary hearing is tentatively set for April 15 and 16 in Fresno. On the 14 they will be having another hearing to make sure it will be happening. I will let everyone know if it is 100% on the 14th. The prosecutors assure me that it will be on those days. Please keep justice for Brian in your prayers. I am going to get my ticket any way for those days. I will be there for my son. Thank you all who have kept in contact with us regarding the case and for your support and prayers."
"Yesterday was a hard day my son. But I won't give up. I believe justice will be served for you. I know God has a plan and those people will serve time for your murder. I will continue to have faith. Some days are harder than others but I know we will have victory in the end. I miss you so much. I ask God to give me strength and not let me fall. I love you Brian. I miss you."
"Miss you soo much Brian. I Love you always."
"love and miss you bruno! things just arent the same without you, its been too long!"
"Goodnight Brian your in my heart on my mind and in my prayers you are truly missed son. I pray for God to allow you here our prayers."
"Pre Preliminary hearing will be held on March 17 to schedule Preliminary hearing April 15. I pray the new lawyer for your case is great and put these people in prison. I love you and miss you soo much."
"Praying everyday for Justice. Miss you soo much. Your brothers are finding there path and making life changing decisions. I pray for them too. I hope where ever they go and what ever they do they are happy and safe. I love you my son."
"My prayers for you Brian are every morning and evening there is not a day that goes by without you on my mind . Miss you and wish I could here your laugh ."
"Your brother Randy is going home to Hawaii. You and God watch over him for me. I pray he will be happy and find peace. He misses you so much even though he tries to be strong. I can see that he is struggling without you. He lost his brother and his best friend. We love you and miss you sooo much Brian."
"Jan 29 is the pre preliminary hearing to find out when they will have the preliminary hearing. I just keep praying to God that justice will be served for you. I miss you so much. Some days work is hard but I know I have to keep getting up and keep moving. I love you my son."
"Waiting again. Another pre preliminary hearing for Jan 29. It is sad to me that the victims have to wait so long for justice. But Brian we will continue to pray and not lose faith. I miss you so much. I love you always my son."
"I have butterfly's in my stomach today. Today is the day we find out about the preliminary hearing. What date it is going to be. I pray they set it for Jan 26 and not continue to move it. I love you Brian and miss you soo much. We pray for justice for you for 2015."
"All I can say today is that I miss you soo much. I am still taking it slowly. Some days are so hard."
"2014 Has been the hardest year of my life.
My heart is still and always will be broken Brian.
Losing a child is the most painful thing I have gone through.
But through it all I have learned a lot.
I have learned that life is short. Enjoy
every waking moment. Don't hesitate to
do the things you want to do.
I have found out who truly loves you and
has your back and who doesn't.
I have learned God is control and not us.
He truly has the last say. And he has his hand
in everything even though at times you feel like
he is not there.
I have learned that the ones that truly care
go way beyond themselves to show you and be
there when you need them most.
I have made many new friends and have had to
remove myself from many who have been negative in my life.
But most of all it has made me stronger,wiser,appreciative
of what I have and family. Which has bought me even closer to God.
2015 will be a fight for me. Justice for you is
what I will be aiming for. And all the strength I had
to gain and pray for in 2014 will help me see it through in 2015.
I am thankful to all who have been supportive emotionally and spiritual with there prayers. I kindly asked that everyone please continue to keep us in there prayers in 2015. That there will be justice for you and those people will be put in prison for a very very long time.
I love you and miss you my son!"
"Miss you so much..it's almost been year, its been rough but one small step at a time. You are loved so deeply beyond space and time. I love you and hope that you hear and laugh at the things I say to you.you are forever in my heart."
"Im sitting here looking at all these pictures. Its hard to believe your gone. I just wanted to let you know that you would be so proud of Stylez. He is growing up to be a good young man. And Raiey, he is a very smart kid. :) I wish you got a chance to meet my baby Pono. He is a rotten kid but always so happy like you were. :) Me and Ikaika miss you a lot. :(....."
"We miss you Brian. Find myself thinking about you more and more everyday. please watch over your mom. sorry i couldn't be there. I will always remember you smile. Always so happy.. No one could really make you upset. LOL I love you Cousin. Untill we meet again. xoxoxo"
"Merry Christmas my son. I miss you soo much. I sit and think of all the wonderful years we shared Christmas. It was your favorite holiday. I know now you are in heaven with the reason for this day. I pray Jesus gives you a big hug from me and lets you know how much I love you both."
"I really tried. Got to the store for the last minute gifts. Went to the next store and I fell apart. Had to call randy to the rescue and he had to purchase the food. I felt so heartbroken and confused. Thank God for your brothers who have taken over this holidays. If it is not for them I would just lie on the couch and not move. Just like you they are so strong. Keeping the holidays going because they know you loved Christmas. I miss you so much. xoxoxoxox"
"All I can say is tears tears and more tears son I love and miss you so much as the decorations get put up and the festivities begin I just want you to know the emptiness in my heart is very overwhelming It is for us all. We love you Brian . I trust God and believe he will allow you to visit all that are heartbroken. I pray that heaven is beyond your wildest and beautiful dreams. And there are a zillion fish and hundreds of dog's to keep you busy . May you be surrounded by the rest of your brother's in arms that have been laid to rest . When the sun goes down I look at the star's I say a prayer ask God to watch over you and let you know how much you are loved and missed. Merry Heavenly Christmas to you . I send you my love ."
"All I can say today is I miss you soo much. I just want you to show up at the door or call me. My heart is sooo broken."
"I miss you so much..looking through our pictures because I had to see your smile. Even though I cry your smile still makes me happy. Love you."
"Today wasnt a good day..but as I was walking to work from my car I found 20 dollars..my SGT said that it means someone watching over you wants to see you smile. I almost cried, because I knew it was you. Just want you to know that I love you. You will always be my forever, and I will forever be your always."
"It is very cold today and snow has fallen. I think if you were here you would probably be making snowballs and trying to throw them at everybody. And laughing as we all would be running away from you."
"I miss you Brian. I can't even focus on the holidays. I see people running around like they have lost there minds. A guy almost hit me with his car when I was in the parking lot. But what shocked me was I didn't even flinch. I just kind of was like oh well. I just looked at him with my dagger look. You know that look. lol And he took off real quick. I am doing my best for the sake of your brothers to get through all of it. I love you soo much!!!"
"The holidays are back around and it's not the same bro. We had donuts last week the last thing you bought for the guys at work. You may be gone but not forgotten."
"These past few days have really been hard . Saturday night I just broke down these thoughts that run through my mind leave me devastated and angry . On Sunday morning I went to church and left a prayer request for you and for all of us really because we all are going through a rough time with this And I know prayer will help. It will never heal the pain in our hearts . But I do know that it will quite our minds and let us process this a day at a time. The lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed. A refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9"
"Miss you soo much. The tree is up. Randy and Sal did all the decorating. Randy even decorated the tree we are growing for you outside. I wish to God you were here."
"Brian son I just want to let you know that I miss you very much It's very hard for me with this holiday season I'm really not looking forward to them I'm so sad but I know you and you wouldn't want me to be sad you were the strong one who has always made the best out of everything you always made something that was a negative a positive I miss you and am sending you my love and prayers I know that your watching overall you loved and care for may God use you in the most greatest ways we all miss you . God please let him know . In Jesus name I pray."
"Time isn't healing anything. . Everything I hear or see reminds me of when we decorated the place..I would give everything, anything to just have you here, even if for a second. I miss you and love you so much!"
"Hello Ms. Caroline Lamelas I was looking to set up a memorial page for my son and of all the tributes to pick somehow I was lead to this page I was a bit astounded reading your tribute and also the date of passing of your beloved son I also lost my on January 1 2014 he was murdered also I live your pain everyday I am from Hempstead New York the holiday season is just so hard for me my son was 26 years old a great son as your son sounds I wish you strength and I will pray for you and may Brian Patrick Santos Jr. rest in peace. Peace and blessings to you and your family"
"Today at work I really missed you my son. Setting up the store and trying to smile at co workers has been very difficult. I miss you so much. But I know you don't want me to stop living even though I just want to stay in bed. The holidays are so hard. I see everyone making Christmas plans and they ask me and all I say is I don't know. It is so unfair that those people who murdered you can see there family. And here we are with out you. I feel so broken."
"Love you Bro Bro!!"
"Today..yesterday...everyday..it hasn't gotten any easier. It hasn't been a very good last 2 months. I feel like I'm just spiraling down...still trying to find meaning to life. There are no words to explain this emptiness or the hurt. I hope you hear my prayers. You are missed so much and missed by so many. I love you , forever, for always."
"Brian you were loved by missed by so many you are missed today and everyday,RIP..."
"You'll always live on brother. In our minds and hearts, you will never die."
"Today was a hard day. I miss you soo much. The holidays are on there way and all I feel is numb. I just want you to be here with us. I love you my son."
"Brian I really wish that I had the chance to meet the amazing person that you are I was too young when you left and I vaguely remember you but I do remember your beautiful smile wish that I could have got to know you like my brothers did but i was to young when you left I'm still blessed to have you in my life and I love you with all of my heart there's not a day goes by that I don't think of you I love you and its an honor to have you in my life... love always your cousian chandal
p.s I don't know if u ever heard the message my mom left on your Facebook messages it was Christmas and she was bringing up stories when u where a little boy and I told her I have u on my Facebook if she wanted to tell you something and she did while crying the whole time lol I hope u got to hear it!"
"I Miss you my son and love you very much. I am going to work on this a little at a time. It is very emotional for me. I will be putting pictures and other things on here for your memory. I hope others will join me in keeping your memory alive and always remember what a wonderful human being you were in this life and continue to be in heaven."
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