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Gallery - 2003

Ung-1.jpg (14170 bytes) Melissa Heng, left, and Amy Chen, both of San Francisco, comfort each other during a memorial service for their late friend, Marine Lance Cpl. Sok Khak Ung, at the Valencia Street Serra Mortuary in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003. Ung, 22, returned from active duty in Iraq  in July, but was killed at his father's Long Beach home earlier this month by an unknown gunman, according to police. (AP Photo/Erin Lubin)
Kowalik-1.JPG (97886 bytes) Funeral procession of LCpl. Jakub H. Kowalik, May 28, 2003. (Family photo)
Kowalik-2.JPG (23872 bytes) The family of LCpl. Jakub Kowalik receive the flag which draped his casket, May 28, 2003 (Family photo).
Bitz-1.jpg (19900 bytes) Janina Bitz, right, holds her two year-old son Joshua during a check presentation from the Fallen Patriot Fund at her home in Jacksonville, N.C., Wednesday, May 7, 2003. Her husband, Marine Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, was killed in Iraq in March. The fund was created by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to aid families of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (AP Photo/Stan Gilliland)
GonzalezArmondo-1.jpg (32583 bytes) U.S. Marines carry the casket of Marine Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25, of Hialeah, Fla., during funeral services Tuesday, April 29, 2003, in Hialeah. Gonzalez was killed when a refueling truck collapsed on him in Iraq earlier this month. (AP Photo/Lee Suarez, Ho)
Chanawongse-1.jpg (26032 bytes) Buddhist Monks escort a Marine honor guard carrying the casket of Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom Chanawongse, of Waterford, Conn., during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Monday, April 28, 2003. Chanawongse was killed on March 23 during operations on the outskirts of Nasiriyah, Iraq. For the first time in memory, a Buddhist monk is presiding over an Arlington National Cemetery burial ceremony(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Tejeda-1.jpg (26006 bytes) Marines and soldiers salute as the flag-draped body of Riayan A. Tejeda, a U.S. Marine killed in in Ira, is placed inside a hearse at the conclusion of a funeral mass for the slain Marine, Monday, April 21, 2003, in the Washington Heights section of New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Rios-1.jpg (30667 bytes) Erica Rois (C), widow of Marine Sgt. Duane Rios, closes her eyes while holding a U.S. flag after a memorial service for her husband outside St. Mary's Church in Griffith, Indiana, April 19, 2003. Rios was killed in battle outside Baghdad on April 4, 2003. REUTERS/Frank Polich
Aviles-1.jpg (24342 bytes) Friends and family of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Aviles gather at St. Patrick Catholic Church for a vigil prayer service Monday, April 21, 2003, in Tampa, Fla. Aviles was killed in the line of duty while serving in Iraq on April 7. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, Pool)
Smith-2.jpg (19924 bytes) Marine First Sgt. Edward Smith's wife Sandy (L) and eldest son Nathan, 12, and eight-year-old and daughter Shelby, hug as his coffin is loaded into a hearse, at a memorial service held by Anaheim Police Department, April 17, 2003. Sgt. Smith worked as a reserve officer, and was killed on April 5 during the war in Iraq. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Smith-1.jpg (22888 bytes) A Marine fights back tears as he sits with his wife during a memorial service for Marine First Sgt. Edward Smith, held by the Anaheim Police Department, in California, April 17, 2003. Sgt. Smith, who worked as a reserve officer in Anaheim, was killed last April 5 during the war in Iraq. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Nixon-2.jpg (17068 bytes) First Lt. James Reid, Marine Corps Cpl. Patrick Nixon 's platoon leader, pauses over his casket Thursday, April 17, 2003 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Nixon was killed March 23, 2003 in Nasiryah, Iraq  when his unit was ambushed. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Nixon-1.jpg (25812 bytes) Rev. Michael Blankenship speaks at the funeral for Marine Cpl. Patrick Nixon at College Heights Baptist Church Tuesday, April 15, 2003 in Gallatin, Tenn. Nixon is the first Tennessean killed in the war against Iraq His body was found March 30, a week after his unit was ambushed as it tried to secure a bridge near Nasiriyah in southern Iraq. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Anderson-1.jpg (21717 bytes) U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Mastin Robeson (R) comforts Charlene Stroud, the mother of United States Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brian Anderson, after giving her the flag that draped Anderson's coffin at a graveside service in Durham, North Carolina, April 15, 2003. Anderson, who was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died in an accident near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Anderson is the second North Carolina native killed in the war in Iraq. Stroud's husband James is at left. REUTERS/Ellen Ozier
Pokorney-1.jpg (30772 bytes) Marines lower coffin of Lt. Frederick Pokorney, Jr.., of the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Monday, April 14, 2003 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Pokorney was killed March 23, 2003 in Iraq
Cawley-1.jpg (25756 bytes) Police officers from Salt Lake City and a Marine honor guard escort the casket of US Marine Staff Sgt. James Wilford Cawley past several hundred officers for his funeral in Bountiful, Utah.(AFP/File/George Frey)
Ramirez-1.jpg (23859 bytes) Lorenza Padilla-Ramirez (front) is comforted by her daughter, Martha, as they both looked at a photo of Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, Lorenza's son and Martha's brother, on a wall in San Luis, Ariz.
White-1.jpg (29159 bytes) A U.S. Marine color guard escorts the casket of Marine Lance Cpl. William White following memorial services in his church in Brooklyn, N.Y., Saturday, April 12, 2003.
Garibay-1.jpg (23668 bytes) U.S. Marines carry the casket of Cpl Jose Angel Garibay, killed in the war in Iraq, at his funeral Friday, April 11, 2003, at the St. Joaquim Catholic Church in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Rose Palmisano) He was granted posthumous US citizenship this week. AP - Apr 11 10:44 PM
Garibay-2.jpg (18961 bytes) Police officers from the Costa Mesa Police Dept. load the body of Cpl Jose Angel Garibay into a hearse after a memorial service in Costa Mesa, California April 10, 2003. Garibay was killed in Iraq (news - web sites) while fighting with the United States Marines and had planned to become a police officer in Costa Mesa after his military service. REUTERS/John Hayes
Gutierrez-2.jpg (19154 bytes) Catholic Priest Danilo Sanchinelli performs the ceremony at the funeral of Guatemalan born Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Antonio Gutierrez at Los Cipreses cemetery in Guatemala City, Wednesday April 9, 2003. Gutierrez, 28, became one of the first combat casualties of the war in Iraq (news - web sites) when he was killed in ground combat fighting for the port city of Umm al Qasr of Iraq. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Rosacker-1.jpg (27310 bytes) Two members of a Marine honor guard secure the American flag over the casket of Marine Cpl. Randal Rosacker as others fire a 21-gun salute in the background during burial services near Alamosa, Colo., on Friday, April 4, 2003. Randal Rosacker was killed in Iraq (news - web sites) on March 23. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Buesing-2.jpg (30603 bytes) The casket baring the body of slain U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Buesing, killed in the fighting in Iraq, is carried by horses to the grave site at Cedar Key, Fla. Saturday, April 5, 2003. Brian's photo is shown in signs set up throughout the city. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Kennedy-1.jpg (24412 bytes) A United States Marine Corps color guard carry the casket of Corporal Brian Matthew Kennedy during funeral services at the First United Methodist Church Monday April 7, 2003 in San Diego. The 25-year-old Kennedy was killed in Iraq (news - web sites) March 21, 2003. (AP Photo/Pool,Peggy Peattie )
Korthaus-1.jpg (23692 bytes) Marines carry the casket of Marine Sgt. Bradley Korthaus, of Davenport, Iowa, in to the Our Lady of Victory Church for funeral services, Monday, April 7, 2003, in Davenport, Iowa. Korthaus was killed in southwest Iraq (news - web sites) on March 24 according to U.S. military officials. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Gutierrez-1.jpg (21271 bytes) A U.S. Marine stands at attention as the coffin of Lance Cpl. Jose Antonio Gutierrez is carried into the church at the start of his funeral, Monday, April 7, 2003, in Lomita, Calif. Guitierrez was killed in combat March 21 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Fribley-1.jpg (21977 bytes) The casket of slain Marine Corporal David Fribley is carried to the grave for services at Etna Green cemetery in Etna Green, Indiana, April 8, 2003. Fribley was the first serviceman from Indiana to be killed in the war against Iraq (news - web sites). REUTERS/Frank Polich
Buesing-1.jpg (15320 bytes) William Buesing III, father of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Buesing, 20, holds an American flag given to him by a member of a Marine color guard as he grieves over his son's coffin during funeral services Saturday in Cedar Key, Fla. Buesing was one of nine Marines who died in a confrontation with Iraqi troops near Nasiriyah, Iraq, on March 23.
Nave-2.jpg (18831 bytes) Tony Nave, 6, leaves a funeral in White Lake Township, Mich., for his dad, Maj. Kevin Nave.
Jordan-2.jpg (14506 bytes) U.S. Marine Lt. Col. David Kilborn hands the flag that draped the casket of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Philip A. Jordan to Jordan's son Tyler, 6, as his mother, Amanda, looks on Wednesday at St. Patrick Cemetery in Enfield, Conn. Jordan died in an ambush in Nasiriyah, Iraq. April 4, 2003.
Beaupre-1.jpg (21717 bytes) An unidentified woman touches the casket of Marine Capt. Ryan Beaupre on Thursday, April 3, 2003 in St. Anne, Ill.
Beaupre.jpg (24162 bytes) The body of Marine Capt. Ryan Beaupre arrives at St. Anne Grade School for a visitation service on Wednesday, April 2.
CHILDERS-1.jpg (45363 bytes) Friends, family and fellow Marines gather at the funeral service for 1st Lt. Therrel S. Childers in Powell, Wyoming. Military officials say he was the first American killed in combat in Iraq, April 1, 2003.
Jordan-1.jpg (11629 bytes) The casket of GySgt. Phillip T. Jordan arrives in Conn., March 31, 2003.