After writing my thoughts about Maria, I came across and article online regarding the search for Cesar. At the very end of the article it reads:
Some in the community recalled her drive to follow in her father's footsteps and join the Marines. Her father, Victor Lauterbach, is an Air Force Reserve master sergeant in the 87th Aerial Port Squadron, which is part of the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Little did I know, when I wrote: "A child, regardless of gender could have wanted to be a Marine one day like his/her mother!" Maria wanted to follow in her father's foot-steps as a Marine. :(