The cost of war is enormous:
"At age 7, Victor H. Toledo-Pulido was smuggled from Mexico through rugged mountains into California. He and another soldier were killed in May 2007 when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle southeast of Baghdad.
"'They judge us, and they say we just come to take their jobs and positions, but we also make sacrifices. Victor worked since he was little, in the fields and in restaurants,' his mother, Maria Gaspar, said after the 22-year-old was killed. 'He was Mexican, but he thought like an American. And he gave his life for this country.'"