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Here Are The Victims Of The Orlando Massacre: 'They Are More Than A List Of Names'

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Photos and stories emerge of the victims of the Orlando massacre

“We begin tonight with their names, the names of the 48 out of 49 people who have so far been identified — victims of the deadliest mass shooting in American History,” began Anderson Cooper on his CNN broadcast last night. “A massacre that happened at a gay nightclub just a block from where I’m standing just down that road two nights ago.”

Cooper read the names of the victims, showed their photos, and told a little bit about each one. He was moved to tears, as most of us have been over the last few days. “They are more than a list of names,” said Cooper. “They are people who loved and who were loved.”

The Orlando Sentinel has a beautiful memorial to the victims. They are compiling stories for each person who lost their life that horrific night. These are people who were loved. They each have stories, as we all do. Read their stories. Speak their names. Look at their pictures.

Thank you, Orlando Sentinel, for telling their stories.

Stanley Almodovar III, Age 23

Amanda Alvear, Age 25

Oscar Aracena, Age 26

Rodolfo Ayala, Age 33

Darryl R. Burt II, Age 29

Jonathan Camuy, Age 24

Angel Luis Candelario-Padro, Age 28

Omar Capo, Age 20

Simon Carrillo, Age 31

Cory James Connell, Age 21

Tevin Eugene Crosby, Age 25

Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, Age 25

Deonka Deidra Drayton, Age 32

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, Age 25

Mercedez Marisol Flores, Age 26

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, Age 22

Juan Ramon Guerrero, Age 22

Paul Terrell Henry, Age 41

Frankie Hernandez, Age 27

Miguel Angel Honorato, Age 30

Jimmy De Jesús, Age 50

Javier Jorge-Reyes, Age 40

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, Age 19

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, Age 30

Christopher Leinonen, Age 32

Juan Chavez Martinez, Age 25

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, Age 49

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, Age 25

Kimberly Morris, Age 37

Akyra Murray, Age 18

Joel Rayon Paniagua, Age 31

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, Age 35

Enrique L. Rios, Age 25

Eric Ivan Ortiz Rivera, Age 36

Jean Carlos Nieves Rodriguez, Age 27

Christopher Sanfeliz, Age 24

Edward Sotomayor Jr., Age 34

Shane Evan Tomlinson, Age 33

Martin Benitez Torres, Age 33

Luis Vielma, Age 22

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, Age 37

Jerald Arthur Wright, Age 31

The Orlando Sentinel will be posting stories of the rest of the victims as soon as they come available.

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, Age 21

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, Age 37

Luis Daniel Conde, Age 39

Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, Age 24

Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, Age 25

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