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Funerals held for 3 slain in California shooting

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 12, 2015 at 11:09 p.m.


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JESUP, Ga. (AP) — Three people who were killed in the massacre in San Bernardino, California, are being remembered by their friends and loved ones at funerals held 10 days after they died.

Those who knew Shannon Johnson say he was fearless — whether he was moving across the country to pursue love, rescuing stray animals in the path of a wildfire, or trying to shield a co-worker from gunfire during the last moments of his life.

The 45-year-old health inspector from Los Angeles received a hero's funeral Saturday in his home town of Jesup, Georgia on Saturday.

Funerals also were held in Southern California for two other victims — 31-year old Tin Nguyen and 60 year-old Isaac Amanios.

Nguyen was remembered in a service conducted in Vietnamese at St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Santa Ana.

Born in Vietnam, Nguyen was 8 when her family left that country for the United States.

Meanwhile, friends and family of Amanios filled St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Colton.

He had fought in Eritrea's war for independence and believed the U.S. was a refuge from violence and fear.

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