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Gallery - 2004

Le-2.jpg (52273 bytes) A Marine honor guard drapes a flag over the casket of Marine Cpl. Binh N. Le, a 2002 graduate of Edison High School, during his funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, Dec. 22.
Le-1.jpg (15994 bytes) At the funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 22 of Marine Cpl. Binh N. Le, 20, who died in Fallujah on Dec. 3, mourners included the uncle who raised him, Luong La.
Lucero-1.jpg (23605 bytes) The slain Marine's father, Michael Lucero, in dark glasses, and Tina, the Marine's mother, are comforted by friends. At center is Joshua Lucero's son, Joey.
Houck-1 (58518 bytes) Robert Houck comforts his wife, Beth, after the burial of their son at Arlington National Cemetery.
Rapicault-1 (100730 bytes) The U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial and Guard Company rendered honors during Capt. Rapicault's burial.
Ziolkowski-1.bmp (352854 bytes) Marines carry Cpl. Nicholas L. Ziolkowski's ashes and an American flag at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.(Sun photo by Elizabeth Malby) Nov 24, 2004
AndersonNH-1.jpg (18655 bytes) The casket of Lance Cpl. Nicholas H. Anderson is led out of Our Lady of the Assumption Church today in Ventura.
Blecksmith-2.bmp (356454 bytes) The dog tag of fallen Marine JP Blecksmith hangs from the casket as the The 5th Marine Battalion pall bearers carry him to his final resting place. (Staff Photo Keith Birmingham)
Blecksmith-1.bmp (380214 bytes) The 5th US Marine Battalion march along the hearse during the funeral for US Marine 2nd Lt. James Patrick "JP" Blecksmith who was killed in Iraq was held at the Church of our Saviour in San Gabriel. (Staff Photo Keith Birmingham)
Warns-2.bmp (1410102 bytes) After the funeral for Marine Cpl. Robert P. Warns II, students from St. Mary's Elementary School line Newhall Ave. in Waukesha as the hearse goes by. Warns died Nov. 8 in Iraq.
Langley-1.bmp (689454 bytes) A Marine honor guard carries the casket at the burial service for Marine Lance Cpl. Sean Langley at Lexington Cemetery. Langley, 20, of Lexington, died Nov. 7 in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. The Associated Press/Charles
Larson-1.jpg (23288 bytes) Pall bearers carry the body of Lance Corporal Nicholas Larson, 19, from Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Winfield, Illinois, November 18,2004. Larson, a Marine, was killed as U.S. forces pushed toward Falluja, Iraq (news - web sites) on November 9, 2004. Larson is one of six Illinois servicemen killed in one week. REUTERS/John Gress
Warns-1.jpg (25170 bytes) An honor guard of United States Marines moves the casket of Cpl. Robert P. Warns II to his grave at St. Josephs Cemetery in Waukesha, Wisconsin November 18, 2004. Warns died of wounds suffered in Lutifiyah, Iraq ( - ) on November 9th.
Segura-1.jpg (52715 bytes) Tony Torres, 42, of Homestead, mourns his nephew, Marine Lance Cpl. Juan “Steve” Segura, 26, after the family found out that Segura was killed Tuesday in al-Anbar province in Iraq. He was supposed to come home in December.
(Sun-Sentinel/Melissa Lyttle)
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Phoebe Oliveira, wife of Marine Cpl. Brian Oliveira, is presented an American flag and her husband's medals. To her left is David Horseman, Brian Oliveira's father.


Gadsden.jpg (29768 bytes) Zeada Gadsden holds a photo of her son Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan Gadsden, who died of injuries he received while serving in Iraq. Gadsden lived most of his life in Jamestown.
Felsberg-1.jpg (13405 bytes) Arlene (center) and Paul Felsberg attend a memorial service at FIU Wednesday for their son, Marine 2nd Lt. Michael Felsberg, who was killed in Iraq Oct. 13.
Baro-Hubbard-3.jpg (24544 bytes) Peggy and Jeff Hubbard, far left, parents of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard, along with relatives of Cpl. Jeremiah Baro, watch as doves are released during a funeral service for the fallen Marines Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in Clovis, Calif. The two men, who had been friends since elementary school, were killed together in action in Iraq ( - ). Baro's parents Terry, behind man releasing doves, and Bert Baro, third from right, and Cpl. Baro's girlfriend, Stephine Sanchez, second from right in front, look on. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Baro-Hubbard-2.jpg (18305 bytes) Pallbearers walk out the coffins of U.S. Marines Jeremiah Baro, left, and Jared Hubbard after funeral services at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fresno, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004. The two young men from the San Joaquin Valley died while serving together in Iraq ( - ). (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Baro-Hubbard-1.jpg (22969 bytes) Stephine Sanchez, left, is escorted by the Rev. Tim Rolen after she read a poem to her boyfriend, Marine Cpl. Jeremiah Baro, at funeral services for Baro and Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard, pictured at right, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fresno, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004. The two young men from the San Joaquin Valley died while serving together last week in Iraq ( - ). (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Lukac-1.jpg (25212 bytes) Marine Staff Sgt. Tom McCarty comforts Jan Lukac during the funeral for Lukac's son, John, on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Lukac, a Marine, was killed last week in Iraq.John Locher, Las Vegas (Nev.) Review-Journal / AP photo
Zook-2.jpg (16567 bytes) Ian Zook's parents, Mark and Karen, watch their son's casket being placed in his grave as a Marine honor guard salutes. Friends say he kept in touch from out of state and overseas.
Zook-1.jpg (11228 bytes) Hundreds of people paid their respects Thursday to Ian Zook, 24, a Marine from St. Lucie County. During the graveside ceremony, family friend Kristy Cribier (from left), his sister, Amy, and his parents, Mark and Karen, grieve at Forest Hills Cemetery in Palm City. Officials presented Zook's parents with his Purple Heart.
Mateo-2.jpg (12421 bytes) A Marine hands Concetta Mateo, widow of Marine Lance Cpl. Ramon Mateo, the flag that covered his casket Monday.
Folmar-1.jpg (85107 bytes) Sgt. Ryan Schulze, with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, pays his final respects to Pfc. Timothy Shane Folmar, a rifleman with Fox Company, during a memorial service for him at Combat Outpost on Tuesday. Folmar was killed battling enemy insurgents in Iraq on Sept. 24.
Mateo-1.jpg (167069 bytes) Lance Cpl. Jacob D. Mullins, 21, gives a final salute to fellow motor transport mechanics Lance Cpl. Ramone Mateo, 20, and Lance Cpl. Arron Boyles, 25, who were killed by hostile action on Sept. 24 during convoy operations near Fallujah, Iraq. The Marines were members of Regimental Combat Team 7 Motor Transportation Company.
Rintamaki.jpg (49348 bytes) Marines prepare a flag to give to the mother of Marine Lance Cpl. Steven A. Rintamaki at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle. (October 01, 2004)
Meluat-1.jpg (9493 bytes) Goodbye: Melanie Meluat, right, holds her 3-year-old daughter MiaCai Meluat while the girl waves goodbye to her father, the late U.S. Marine Cpl. JayGee Meluat, as his casket is lowered into the grave at the Guam Veterans Cemetery in Piti yesterday.
Soltau-1.jpg (44880 bytes) Andrew Soltau pays respects at the coffin of his son, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Adrian Soltau, who became the 21st armed forces member from Wisconsin killed in Iraq, at Wood National Cemetery on Thursday. Adrian Soltau, 21, died in an explosion Sept. 13, during his second tour of duty in Iraq.
Brown-1.jpg (20938 bytes) Brigette Brown (cq) kisses the casket of her son, Marine Lance Corporal Dominic Brown, at the Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville Wednesday.
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A hearse carrying the body of Marine PFC David Burridge passes Lafayette High School on Friday morning on its way to the cemetery. Students lined both sides of the street. A 50-foot American flag was stretched across the street and held in place by two Lafayette Fire Department ladder trucks. Burridge was killed in action in Iraq in early September by a suicide bomber.


LopezEdgar-1.jpg (32547 bytes) Family photo taken in June of Edgar Lopez and his wife, Rosie; son, Edgar Jr.; and daughter, Anamaria.
Powers-1.jpg (68634 bytes) Siblings and fellow Marines Rosanna and Caleb Powers, photographed in Twentynine Palms, Calif., in 2002. Lance Cpl. Caleb Powers, 21, of Mansfield, Douglas County, was killed in Iraq last week.
AlvarezN-1.jpg (54918 bytes) Sandra Alvarez, 21, of Highland embraces a photographer of her husband U.S. Marine Cpl. Nicanor Alvarez, 22, who was killed in Iraq over the weekend. In the background, Nicanor's brother Ismael Gonzalez Sr., 30, sits in shock.
McCormick.jpg (16386 bytes) Courtney and Brad McCormick were married just before Christmas of 2003, before Brad was deployed to Iraq. He died in August of this year.
Reynoso-1.jpg (41750 bytes) A portrait of 27-year-old Sgt. Yadir Reynoso hangs in the doorway of his parents' home while his family looks over photos and other personal mementos they have arranged around their fireplace. Reynoso died last week while serving in Iraq.
Weber-1.jpg (19868 bytes) Marine LCpl. Robert Weber's firefighter memorial, August 20, 2004.
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Geri Morris and Dan Pratt, the parents of Marine Cpl. Dean Paul Pratt, hold the flags from their son's casket at his funeral service Thursday at the American Legion Hall near Stevensville. Pratt died in an explosion in Iraq on Aug. 2. Standing next to his parents are their current spouses, John Morris, left, and Becky Pratt, right. Photo by TOM BAUER/Missoulian


Kelly-1.jpg (17172 bytes) Capt. Mark Shae from Fire District No. 4 holds his radio to the microphone as the final tone-out for Bryan Kelly was transmitted as a tribute to a fallen firefighter during last night's public service. Kelly was a volunteer firefighter for District No. 4.
Spink-1.jpg (172343 bytes) Renee Jean / Daily Journal Staff Sgt. Trevor L. Spink, 36, was killed in Iraq Saturday. His remains arrived at the St. Louis airport Thursday and were taken to Desloge. A brief ceremony marked the occasion, and a full rifle detail of Marines stood by as the casket was carefully placed in the waiting hearse.
Dougherty-1.jpg (14862 bytes) The casket of Marine Lance Cpl. Scott E. Dougherty arrives for his funeral service Saturday June 17, 2004.
Lawrence-1.jpg (36149 bytes) Celeste Lawrence stands next to her father Warren as they watch several Marines carry the flag covered casket of her husband Marine Cpl. Jeffrey Lawrence at Holy Hope Cemetery.Photos by FRANCISCO MEDINA/Tucson Citizen
Vangyzen-1.jpg (15333 bytes) John Vangyzen III tries to find comfort in the Rev. Bob Rust, above, as his emotions over losing his son, John Vangyzen IV, overtake him.
Huston-1.jpg (14786 bytes) Shirley Huston kisses the casket holding the body of her son, Lance Cpl. James Huston Jr., a Marine who was killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq, during his funeral Saturday in Hermiston.
Torres-1.jpg (23042 bytes) U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christian Bacon, center, salutes as a flag, which adorned a casket bearing the body of Lance Cpl. Michael S. Torres, is folded during graveside services, Monday, July 12, 2004, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas. Torres was killed along with two other Marines in combat near Fallujah, Iraq ( - ) on July 5
Conde-1.jpg (10327 bytes) A Marine salutes the weapon and helmet that belonged to Sgt. Kenneth K. Conde during a memorial service for him at Camp Hurricane Point in Ramadi, Iraq, on Thursday. Conde was killed July 1 by an improvised explosive device.
Adle-1.jpg (22392 bytes) Marine reservist Joshua Tackett of Edgewood, Md., holds a family picture, that includes himself, center, his brother Bruce Tackett, right, and his cousin Lance Cpl. Patrick Adle, left, Wednesday, June 30, 2004, in Edgewood. Adle, 21, of Bel Air, was one of five Marines killed while traveling in Iraq , Tuesday. Adle was one of five Marines traveling Tuesday in a Humvee to Baghdad when the roadside bomb blew up, said Joshua, Adle's cousin. (AP Photo/ Matt Houston)
LopezJuan-1.jpg (27577 bytes) Vistors view the coffin of 22-year-old U.S. Marine Juna Lopez, in his hometown of San Luis de la Paz in central Mexico, Saturday, July 3, 2004. Lopez was killed in an ambush in Iraq June 21. Lopez emigrated to the United States as a teenager. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Parker-1.jpg (27304 bytes) Marines carry the casket of Marine Cpl. Tommy L. Parker, Jr., after Parker's funeral service, Tuesday, June 29, 2004, in Heber Springs, Ark. Parker, 21, was killed June 21 in an ambush in Ramadi, Iraq, one of four Marines to die. He was serving with a sniper platoon of the First Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Mike Wintroath)
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The cort'ge of Col. Paul Schreiber during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, June 9, 2004.


schreiber-6.jpg (79973 bytes) The casket of Col. Paul Screiber is lifted Heavenward by Marine Corps Body Bearers during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, June 9, 2004.
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The casket of Col. Paul Schreiber is carried by loved ones from St. Rita's Catholic Church in Arlington, VA, May 1, 2004.


Calavan-1.jpg (51112 bytes) U.S. Marines prepare to fold a flag at the end of a memorial service for U.S. Marine PFC Cody Shea Calavan yesterday in Everett. The flag was presented to Calavan's father, David.
Codner-2.jpg (34263 bytes) Before the graveside ceremonies for Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Codner, one of the folded American flags presented to his family was laid on the vault near the Marine insignia.
Codner-1.jpg (42766 bytes) Classmates of Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Codner carry the casket of their friend to its final resting place at the Shelton Cemetery Friday afternoon. Codner graduated from Shelton High School in 2003.
Memorial Day 04-2.jpg (40283 bytes) Memorial Day : A US Marine detachment from Annapolis, Maryland assists the 3rd Infantry Old Guard in placing some 290,000 flags at each headstone in preparation for Memorial Day 27 May, 2004 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. (AFP/Tim Sloan)
memorial day 04.jpg (17778 bytes) A U.S. serviceman with the military's 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines Regiment holds the dog-tags of a fallen comrade after a memorial service in their honor at Camp Baharia near Falluja, Iraq, May 25, 2004. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
RobertsBW-1.jpg (27212 bytes) Mourners salute and place their hands over their hearts as a Marine honor guard carries the flag-draped coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Bob W. Roberts, 30, out of the church following funeral services in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, May 26, 2004. Roberts, who was raised in Portland but lived in Newport, Ore., was killed May 17 by hostile fire in Iraq's Al Anbar province. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Savage-1.jpg (38363 bytes) A picture released by the US Marines shows Lance Cpl. David R. Dahl saying goodbye to his best friend Lance Cpl. Jeremiah E. Savage during a memorial service at camp Hurricane Point, in Iraq. Continuing violence saw another US Marine killed in action in the restive province of al-Anbar in western Iraq(AFP/USMC/File/Paula M. Fitzgerald)
Payne-2.jpg (23336 bytes) A U.S. Marine Corps honor guard salutes Cpl. Ronald Payne Jr., May 16, 2004.
Shuder-1.jpg (11988 bytes) The Rev. G. Michael Bugarin, left, accompanies the grieving Shuder family in the church. Brad Shuder, a 2001 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.
Kolm-1.jpg (18686 bytes) Members of a United States Marines firing detail march during the funeral for Cpl. Kevin T. Kolm, at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York, April 23, 2004. Kolm's grandfather served as a Marine in World War II and his father served as a Marine in Vietnam. Kevin Kolm, a 23 year old, third generation Marine, died from hostile fire in Iraq while serving with the 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. REUTERS/Chip East
Wroblewski-1.jpg (28906 bytes) The widow of Marine 2nd Lt. John T. Wroblewski, Joanna Wroblewski, left, weeps as Captain Martin Lewis, right, hands the American flag that draped her husband's coffin during a funeral ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Friday, April 23, 2004, in Arlington, Va. Wroblewski, 25, of Oak Ridge, N.J., died April 6 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Arroyave-2.jpg (12973 bytes) Arroyave is pictured with his wife, Rachelle, in a photo arrangement at Brennan's home.
Arroyave-1.jpg (10849 bytes) Carmenza Brennan of Woodland wears a locket with pictures of herself and her son, Marine Staff Sgt. Jimmy Arroyave, who was killed Thursday in a convoy accident in Iraq. "He's my only son. And he's not only my son, he's my best friend," she says.
Serio-2.jpg (16365 bytes) Family and friends gather yesterday at a graveside service in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston, for Lance Cpl. Matthew K. Serio, the North Providence Marine killed April 5 near Fallujah, Iraq. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Providence.
Dieruf-1.JPG (27136 bytes) Emily Dieruf, center, watched her husband's coffin being carried from the Cathedral of Christ the King yesterday.
Frank-1.jpg (15666 bytes) Family members (R) watch as a Marine Honor Guard carries the casket of Marine Lance Cpl. Phillip Frank into Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois, April 17, 2004. Frank died from hostile fire in the Al Anbar region of Iraqon April 8. REUTERS/Frank Polich
Gray-1.jpg (15456 bytes) Wearing her cousin's hat, Erika Howard embraces Brandon Gray, the brother of Torrey Gray, in Patoka, Ill. -- Robert Cohen / Associated Press
Angel-2.jpg (44316 bytes) In a moment of reflection, Corporal William Rodriguez of Virginia Beach, VA, kneels and holds the identification tags hanging on the rifle, helmet and boots of his dead friend Lance Corporal Levi T. Angell, during his memorial services at the US Marines base of Camp Fallujah, 50 kms west of Baghdad.
Angel-1.jpg (51150 bytes) US Marines of the Combat Service Support Unit Company 111, of the First Marines Expeditionary Force pray at the memorial service for their fallen comrade, Lance Corporal Levi T. Angell, at the US Marines base of Camp Fallujah. The embattled Sunni stronghold of Fallujah was relatively quiet today ahead of planned talks between the US-led coalition and local leaders as a 48-hour truce expired.(AFP/Cris Bouroncle)
RobertsAP-1.jpg (24302 bytes) Emma Roberts is comforted by her daughter, Angela Roberts-Burton, second from right, after receiving the U.S. flag that draped the coffin of her son, Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony P. Roberts, during a cermony inside the pavilion at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, in Bear, Del. The 18-year-old Delaware native was killed April 6 in combat in Iraq. (AP Photo/Dee Marvin)
Serio-1.jpg (19319 bytes) Marines stand at attention as the boxed casket of Lance Cpl. Matthew Serio is unloaded from a commercial aircraft Monday, April 12, 2004 at T.F. Green airport in Warwick, R.I. Serio, 21, was killed in Anbar province, home to Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, April 5, 2004 after his unit, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, arrived to help quell an uprising, his father said. Serio was hit by shrapnel. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho)
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The flag draped coffin of Lance Cpl. Aric J. Barr, 22, a Marine rifleman killed in combat April 2, 2004, in Iraq, is carried out of St. Stephen Church by a Marine Honor Guard in Hazelwood, Pa., during his funeral, Monday, April 12, 2004.


RamosC-2.jpg (32368 bytes) A palm cross and a picture of Jesus are set on a photo of PFC Christopher Ramos and his wife Dianna.
RamosC-1.jpg (37081 bytes) A Marine Gunnery Sergeant escorts Dianna Ramos, wife of PFC Christopher Ramos out of Albequerque International Sunport Wednesday evening.
Layfield-1.jpg (18053 bytes) Diane Layfield mourns the loss of her son as brother-in-law Gordon Webster comforts her at her home in Fremont.  Dai Sugano / Mercury News
Crowley-1.jpg (77072 bytes) Geneviene Isola, 18, takes a moment to remember Marine PFC Kyle Crowley at a California High School memorial made by friends. Chronicle photo by Penni Gladstone
Cobb-1.jpg (23119 bytes) Sheila Cobb holds a photo of her son, U.S. Marine PFC Christopher Cobb, as she sits with her husband Howell Tuten, center, at their home Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 2004 in Bradenton, Fla. Cobb, 19, a member of the 2nd Batallion, 4th Marines was killed in Iraq . Cobb's step-brother, Jim Tuten, sits at far right. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
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A U.S. Marine honor guard carries the casket of Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Charles Burgess, 20, of Plymouth, Mass., from Christ Parish Church, Monday, April 5, 2004 in Plymouth. Burgess, serving with the U.S. Marine 1st Infantry Division in Iraq, was killed March 25, 2004, due to enemy action near Fallujah, Iraq. (AP Photo/Julia Malakie)


Brownfield-1.jpg (24325 bytes) An U.S. Marine Corps honor guard carries the casket of Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield, assigned to the Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, Monday, March 29, 2004, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, Ohio. Brownfield died March 18, 2004, in a mortar attack at an air base northwest of Baghdad.
SmithBC-1.jpg (24616 bytes) Jessica Riekenberg, left, Dana Sims, center and Michael Barrett, right, friends of Marine PFC Brandon Clinton Smith, 20, of Fayetteville, Ark., look on during the military funeral of Smith at the National Cemetary in Fayetteville, Ark., Friday, March 26, 2004. PFC Smith was killed March 17, 2004 in Al Qaim, Iraq. (AP Photo/April L. Brown)
Vicente-1.jpg (24662 bytes) Orlando Vicente, left, receives the flag from the casket of his son, Marine Cpl. David Vicente during funeral services, Saturday, March 27, 2004, in Methuen, Mass. Seated next to Vicente from left; his wife Celeste, son Daniel and Cpl. Vicente's fiancee Alexandra Jacobs. Cpl. Vicente, 25, died March 19 in a clash with insurgents near the town of Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, based in Twentynine Palms, Calif. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Lipford.jpg (12746 bytes) 1st Lt. James Kozel and Gunnery Sgt. Bryant Smith arrange a table honoring the memory of Cpl. Adam Lipford, a tanker with BLT 1/1 who died Feb. 17 during the 13th MEU (SOC) port visit to Guam. Kozel, who was Lipford's platoon commander, described him as "head and shoulders above the rest, one of the best Devil Dogs I've had the privilege to serve with in my career." Photo by: Lance Cpl. Chad H. Leddy