On one day in early July 2018, the Trinidad family had finished lunch and were on their way home from vacation. Sadly, though, tragedy was to strike on that very journey. And as a mother’s nightmare became reality, her emotional words in the wake of loss would reveal the full extent of her heartbreak.
The patriarch of the Trinidad family was Audie, who emigrated from the Philippines to the United States in the late 1980s. And he served his new country for the rest of his life – firstly by enlisting in the Navy and then by becoming an employee of the U.S. Postal Service.
Audie’s career path was representative of the pride he had for his new country, his brother, Danny, would tell NorthJersey.com in July 2018. And Audie had also hoped to achieve the American dream of building a comfortable, successful life “for himself and a family,” Danny went on.