Westlake High graduate killed in Afghanistan




A.J. Castro

A local family and the Westlake High School football community are mourning the loss of former linebacker Andrew Jordan “A.J.” Castro, 20.

The 2008 Westlake High graduate and U.S. Army specialist with the 101st Airborne Division was one of two soldiers killed Aug. 28 in a land mine explosion in Afghanistan.

“A.J. was one of the best our society had to offer,” said Westlake High School football coach Jim Benkert. “He made positive choices in his life...

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