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Gallery - 2005

Marine Cpl. Jacob Fales reacts as his mother Glenda lunges toward the casket of her son Marine Cpl. Adam Fales, brother of Jacob and James, left, during the burial service for Adam Friday afternoon at Straight Mountain Baptist Church in Oneonta.
Katherine Cathey weeps on her husband's casket at the Reno airport as Major Beck comforts her. She clung to it for several minutes, refusing to move. "I know Jim's going to be with me in so many ways," she said later. "And there will be so many people who will teach his son about his father"
Family members of Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Patten watch as he is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., on Wednesday. Patten, a member of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, died Dec. 1 with nine other Marines when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near their base on the edge of Fallujah, Iraq. Eleven other Marines were injured in the attack.
Gunnery Sgt. Jorge Miranda, right, and Gunnery Sgt. Paul Faulkner knelt to pray during the funeral for Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas on Tuesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
Under sunny skies, hundreds of mourners came to pay their respects to fallen Marine Lance Cpl. John Lucente on Saturday in Nevada City. Following his casket, background from left, are Lucente's stepfather Shawn Mason, mother Christine Mason, sister Cassie, 9, and brother Chris, 15. Photo by Karina Williams/Auburn Journal
During a service Tuesday in Oakley for U.S.Marine Corps Capt. Tyler Swisher, killed Oct. 21 in Iraq, Capt. Gary McCullar, left, comforted Swisher's wife, Stephanie, standing with the couple's two daughters and son.
His brother Marines carry US Marine Staff Sergeant Rick Pummill to his final resting place at Mt. Moriah Cemetery Thursday afternoon. His wife Chantal and her father Paul Raney look on (right). (Photo by The Enquirer/Glenn Hartong)
A Marine Corps honor guard carries the casket of fellow Marine Lance Cpl. Chad R Hildebrandt after funeral services at the Maxwell High School gymnasium on Sunday afternoon in Maxwell, N.M. Hildebrandt was killed Oct. 17 near the Iraq-Syria border during a patrol in the aftermath of the Iraqi national referendum. His family said he enemy fighters shot him after he had dismounted from his vehicle during a firefight.
Donald Pummill, age 3, the son of Marine Staff Sgt. Rick Pummill, touches his father's casket during his burial at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Withamsville, Ohio, on Thursday. Pummill was killed by a roadside bomb near Nasser Wa Salaam, 25 miles west of Baghdad, last week. He served with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C
GroupBurial.jpg (81717 bytes) U.S. Marines pallbearers carry the coffin containing the remains of 12 servicemen who were missing in action from the Vietnam War at a funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 outside Washington. The Marines who were individually indentified are: Cpl. Gerald E. King of Knoxville, Tenn.; Lance Cpls. Joseph F. Cook of Foxboro, Mass., Raymond T. Heyne of Mason, Wis., Donald W. Mitchell of Princeton, Ky., Thomas W. Fritsch of Cromwell, Conn.; Pfcs. Thomas J. Blackman of Racine, Wis., Paul S. Czerwonka of Stoughton, Mass., Barry L. Hempel of Garden Grove, Calif., Robert C. Lopez of Albuquerque, N.M., William D. McGonigle of Wichita, Kan.; Lance Cpl. James R. Sargent of Anawalt, W. Va. Additionally, the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. Glenn E. Miller of Oakland, Calif. will be included in the group burial. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Sgt. Jimmie Oing of the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion plays taps as Marine Cpl. Gerald E. King is laid to rest with full military honors Saturday at New Gray Cemetery.
Dyer-3.bmp (282774 bytes) Members of the United States Marine Corps escort the casket of Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer of the Marine Cops Reserves 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, to Tri-County Baptist Church for his memorial service in West Chester, Ohio, August 17, 2005. Dyer and 13 other Marines were killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on August 3, 2005. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan
Dyer-2.bmp (316974 bytes) U.S. Marines honor guard members fire one of three volleys during the funeral of Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer, 19, of Evendale, Ohio, at Arlington National Cemetery Monday Aug. 22, 2005, outside Washington. Dyer was killed in an Aug. 3 roadside explosion in Iraq and was among 16 Ohio-based Marines who had been killed within days of one another. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Dyer-1.bmp (299514 bytes) U.S. Marines honor guard members carry the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer, 19, of Evendale, Ohio, during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery Monday Aug. 22, 2005, outside Washington. Dyer was killed in an Aug. 3 roadside explosion in Iraq and was among 16 Ohio-based Marines who had been killed within days of one another. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
GonzalesR.bmp (287334 bytes) An unidentified relative stands over the casket of Honduran-born U.S. Marine Sgt. Ramon Ernesto Gonzalez during a funeral service in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras August 22, 2005. Gonzalez, 30, was killed on August 8 by small arms fire in Ramadi, in western Iraq, where U.S. forces have suffered heavy casualties in recent days. REUTERS/Neptali Romero/LA PRENSA
WilliamsA-2.bmp (307854 bytes) Mary Williams, left, receives a flag from U.S. Marine Maj. Kirk Greiner Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 in Columbus, Ohio during the funeral of her son, Cpl. Andre Williams, who was killed July 28 in Iraq. Williams was a member of Lima Company 3rd Battalion based in Columbus, of which nine of fourteen Marines killed Wednesday in Iraq were also members. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
WilliamsA-1.bmp (282774 bytes) Mary Williams, left, and Robert Williams comfort each other Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, in Columbus, Ohio as the casket of their son, Cpl. Andre Williams, who was killed on July 28 in Iraq, is brought to the cemetery. Williams was a member of Lima Company 3rd Battalion based in Columbus, of which nine of fourteen Marines killed Wednesday in Iraq were also members. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Deyarmin-1.bmp (226914 bytes) A hearse caring the body of Lance Cpl. Daniel N. Deyarmin Jr., 22, of Tallmadge, Ohio, leaves Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, in Cleveland. The hearse was headed to the Donovan Funeral Home in Tallmadge. Deyarmin was one of five Ohio Marines killed in Iraq on Monday. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Thomas-1.bmp (285714 bytes) John Thomas, 83, holds a photo of his grandson, Spc. John Thomas, 33, Tuesday Aug. 2, 2005, in Valdosta, Ga. The younger Thomas, a former Marine, was among eight Georgia National Guardsmen killed recently by roadside bombs in Iraq. (AP Photo/Elliott Minor)
Boskovitch-1.bmp (234654 bytes) A photo of Marine Cpl Jeffery Boskovitch of North Royaton, Ohio, is placed in front of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines Unit at Brookpark, Ohio, August 3, 2005.  REUTERS/Ron Kuntz
Keeling-1.bmp (266814 bytes) Members of a U.S. Marine honor guard carry the casket of Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas Keeling, 23, past family member into St. John Neumann Church Tuesday, June 28, 2005 in Strongesville, Ohio. Keeling died in an explosion in Haqlaniyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division.. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Wimberg-1.jpg (74940 bytes) Bagpiper Joe Dodson stands among the thousands of headstones at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery as he plays at the burial service for Marine Sgt. David Neil Wimberg, Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Louisville, Ky. Wimberg was killed last week in Iraq.
Garcia-1.jpg (87798 bytes) Former Marine and Vietnam veteran Manuel Garcia, pays his Memorial Day respects at the Arlington West memorial in Santa Monica, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2005. Each cross in the memorial, erected by Veterans for Peace, represents a U.S. casualty killed in Iraq.
Memorialday05.jpg (71546 bytes) British Black Watch bag piper Paul Colville of Glasgow, Scotland plays during a memorial service for the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California May 26, 2005. Some 420 soldiers, sailors, Marines and British soldiers serving with the 1st Marine Division were killed in Iraq. Since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, at least 1,647 American military personnel have lost their lives in Iraq. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Spahr-2.jpg (92255 bytes) Military pilots, including Navy Capt. Bill Sizemore, center, and Navy Cmdr. Nick Mongillo, who served with Marine pilot Maj. John C. Spahr at the Top Gun school in Fallon, Nev., bow their heads in prayer during memorial service for Spahr and Marine Capt. Kelly Hinz, Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. A statement from the Hinz family said Hinz and another pilot, identified by authorities as Maj. John C. Spahr, 42, of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Monday when their single-seat F/A-18 Hornet jets collided insouth-central Iraq. (AP Photo/Charlie Neuman, Pool)
Spahr-1.jpg (82390 bytes) Sabina Lawrence of Medford, N.J., (middle, holding camera) and Tracey Harrington, of Baltimore, at far right, both older sisters of fallen Marine John C. Spahr, stand as Marines salute during the end of memorial service for Spahr and Marine Captain Kelly Hinz, Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. Holding flowers are daughters of Tracy Harrington, Grace, 8, front, and Kelly, 7, behind Kelly. Molly Hinz, wife of Kelly Hinz, is woman wearing sun glasses. Hinz and Spahr died earlier this month when their single-seat F/A-18 Hornet jets collided over south-central Iraq, according to information from the family and authorities. (AP Photo/Charlie Neuman, Pool)
Philippon-1.jpg (12606 bytes) Soldiers salute as a Marine honor guard brings the body of Marine Lance Cpl. Lawrence Philippon, 22, from West Hartford, Conn., to the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, in Hartford, Conn., Sunday, May 15, 2005. Philippon was killed May 8th by small arms fire while serving in Iraq. As a member of the Marine Corps Color Guard, Lance Cpl. Lawrence Philippon carried the flag at the funeral for President Reagan. (AP Photo/Steve Miller)
Davids-1.jpg (73559 bytes) U.S. Marines remove the body of Lance Cpl. Wesley Davids of the Marine Corps Reserves's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division from a horse drawn caisson during his funeral at Dublin Community Church in Dublin, Ohio, May 19, 2005. Davids was one of four Marines from the Columbus, Ohio, based Lima Company killed in fighting in Iraq last week. Davids was killed May 11 from and explosion during combat operations in Karabilah, Iraq. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan
Peralta-1.jpg (63652 bytes) Mia Donald, three-year-old neice of Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, California, wears a picture of her uncle during a welcome home and reunion ceremony for the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines Regiment, returning from Iraq at Marine Corp Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, May 12, 2005. Sgt. Paralta, a Mexican American, is nominated for a medal of honor for his actions in Iraq. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni
SharpMillerAhlmeyerTycz-1.jpg (90119 bytes) An honor guard from the United States Marine Corps carries the flag draped coffin of Lance Cpl. Samuel Sharp, Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Sharp and three other men died 38 years ago on Hill 665 near Khe Sanh, Vietnam, close to the Laos border, in a battle with North Vietnamese troops. The coffins of Petty Officer Malcolm Thomas Miller, 2nd Lt. Heinz Ahlmeyer and Sgt. James Tycz are in the foreground. (AP Photo/Haraz Ghanbari)
Spann-1.jpg (46676 bytes) Johnny Spann of Winfield, Ala., pauses at the grave of his son, Johnny 'Mike' Spann, at Arlington National Cemetery in February. He was killed in 2001 in Afghanistan.(Haraz Ghanbari / AP)
Starr-1.jpg (39401 bytes) Jennifer Sagner, sister of Lance Cpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., places flowers on his coffin, Thursday. Starr was one of 31 servicemen killed when their helicopter crashed last week in Iraq.(Sun photo by Jed Kirschbaum) Feb 3, 2005
Fuller-1.jpg (106038 bytes)  Joanne and David Fuller hold a photo of their son, 1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, and the Bronze Star he was awarded posthumously. Bruce Asato ' The Honolulu Advertiser
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James Kinchen of Salcha, Alaska, kneels Tuesday at the casket of his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Kinchen, during a funeral service at Colyell Baptist Church. Kinchen died April 4, 2005, in Al Anbar Province in western Iraq. Kinchen was a Livingston Parish native and lived there until he was 13 when his family moved to Alaska.


LopezEdgar-2.jpg (42001 bytes) US Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Brent Fisher takes a photo of the portrait of his fellow Marine Sgt. Edgar E. Lopez at the new exhibit at Arlington National Cemetery entitled: 'Faces of The Fallen,' featuring 1,300 portraits by 200 artists of US troops who died in the wars in Iraq  and Afghanistan . The exhibit focuses on those who died between 10 October, 2001, and 11 November, 2004(AFP/Paul J. Richards)
Beatty-1.jpg (24242 bytes) Jordan McDonald cries by his brother's M-16 after a ceremony honoring 15 fallen Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit at W.P.T. Field at Camp Lejeunee, N.C., on Thursday. McDonald's brother Cpl. Jonathan Beatty was killed in Iraq on Jan. 27. ' Gerry Broome / AP Photo
House-1.jpg (72418 bytes) Navy comrades file out of Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel after a service for Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House.
Lehto-1 (88445 bytes) Gunnery Sgt. Barry Baker presents an American flag to Michele Lehto, wife of Marine Staff Sgt. Jason A. Lehto, who was killed Dec. 28 in Iraq. With her are her son Nathan, 11, Jason Lehto's father, Bob Lehto, and his brother, Anthony.
Houser-1.jpg (10819 bytes) Sgt. Joe Houser pauses at the casket of his brother, Sgt. Tom Houser, following funeral services at St. Joseph Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Wednesday. Houser, a member of the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company assigned to work with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, was killed Jan. 3 by enemy fire in Iraq's Anbar province, military officials said.
Sweger-1.jpg (24132 bytes) Marine Cpl. Cory Spencer weeps during a Service of Remembrance for nine Marines and one Navy corpsman killed in Iraq. Spencer was a close friend of one of the Marines, Lance Cpl. Franklin Sweger.
Sweger-2.jpg (26038 bytes) The lei-draped photographs of five troops killed in Iraq ' Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Blanton, Lance Cpl. Blake Magaoay, Petty Officer Julian Woods, Lance Cpl. Brian Medina and Sgt. Rafael Peralta ' were on display during a memorial service at Marine Corps Base Hawai'i.