Mother of fallen soldier coping with tragedy

July 24, 2011 8:07:01 PM PDT
A local mother spoke to us Sunday about her son who died a week ago fighting in Afghanistan. Janie Torres said her son, Sgt. Jacob Molina, loved being in the U.S. Army and doing his duty.

The 27-year-old and a staff sergeant died July 19 when enemy forces attacked their unit with a homemade bomb.

The sergeants were assigned to an infantry unit based out of Hawaii.

Molina's mother said she will use what she taught her son to deal with this tragedy.

"I got to be strong too. I have to remind myself what I taught him. That's what's keeping me together, for the simple fact that, you know what? My son was very brave," Torres said.

Torres has another son who is also going into the military.