Fourteen times in nine years, Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij had left his family behind and headed out on deployment as an Army Ranger, taking part in hundreds of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, all before his 30th birthday.
Emily Martin is nine years old and quite sure of herself. So when she saw the news on television that wildfires were spreading across the San Diego area, not far from her family's home in Rancho Bernardo, she instructed her seven-year-old sister Haley to pack a bag.
Virtually everyone who fled the wildfires and sought safety at Qualcomm Stadium has a story to tell. Whether it's when they decided to leave, what they decided to take or the sketchy details of what's happening in their neighborhood, every story is different.
Many among the thousands of evacuees from California's wildfires were suffering from stress and worry about their homes after seeking shelter at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, said a pair of Navy medical volunteers Wednesday.