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GoFundMe for Navy Veteran stabbed to death in Vista

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 17:32:01-05

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Loved ones are remembering a navy veteran stabbed to death over the weekend.

Deputies say 45-year-old Joshua Virginia died after being attacked by four teenagers at an intersection of West Vista Way and Valencia Drive in Vista.

He leaves behind his wife, Maggi, and two daughters.

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Deputies say Virginia was crossing the street around 10 p.m. Saturday when he was ambushed by four teenagers who stabbed him with a knife.

Witnesses say he struggled to crawl from the street to a sidewalk before collapsing.

Friends of Virginia describe him as a dedicated family man who proudly served his country. Since retiring from the navy he's been working as an electrician for the past 15 years.

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A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the family with funeral expenses.

If you would like to donate, click here.