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Gallery - 2007

A Marine Honor Guard carries the casket containing the remains of Marine Cpl. Mark D. Kidd during his funeral ceremony at a cemetery in Brighton, Michigan February 3, 2007. Kidd was killed in Iraq by a sniper's bullet at a checkpoint. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES)
Marines prepare to roll in the casket of Lance Cpl. Adam Emul, 19, on the island of Saipan, Northern Marianas on Feb. 10. Emul was killed in action in Anbar province, Iraq on Jan. 29 while on foot patrol. Gemma Q. Casas / The Associated Press

Marine Corp. John Dewis plays Taps after a three-volley salute by members of Marine honor guard during the funeral of Shane Stanfield, 25, a former Marine, at the First Christian Church in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Monday. Stanfield was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq while working as a private security contractor. Michael Smith / The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via The Associated Press

Jennifer Harris's friend, Navy Lieutenant Lesley Alexander, touched the coffin.(Globe Photo)
Marines stood at attention as a carriage containing the casket of Marine Captain Jennifer Harris arrived at St. John the Evangelist Church Monday. Harris, 28, died when a helicopter she piloted went down in Iraq on Feb. 7.(AP Photo)
A Marine trumpeter plays Taps during the funeral services for Marine Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Ellis, of Ashland, Ohio, on Wednesday at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Ellis was killed Feb. 7 in Anbar province, Iraq.Gerald Herbert / The Associated Press
A caisson carries the remains of Marine Corps Maj. Joseph T. McCloud during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Friday, Dec. 15, 2006.
A tag hangs from the side of his casket of Sgt. Tijerina, who died when his CH-46 Sea Knight caught fire, spun out of control and crashed in Iraq on Feb. 7.
Tony Macone, left, looks at the dogtags of his niece Marine Corps Captain Jennifer Harris after a memorial service held at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, in San Diego, Monday, March 19, 2007. Harris was one of four Marines killed when their CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed while supporting combat operations in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq Feb. 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Jonathan Rollins, the elder brother of Army Spec. Justin A. Rollins, left, accompanied by his brother's girlfriend Brittney Murray, second from left, and his parents Mitchell and Rhonda Rollins, is handed an American flag by Marine Sgt. Jeremy Oaks, right, a family friend, during a funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, March 19, 2007, Rollins of Newport, N.H., was killed with five other soldiers on March 5 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit during combat operations. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

U.S. Marine pall bearers carry the casket out of the Immaculate Conception Church in Easton following funeral services for Marine Staff Sgt. William J. Callahan. Callahan was killed in Anbar province, Iraq. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetary.
Hanson firefighters salute Sgt. William J. Callahan's casket as it goes by on Main Streeet in Easton Tuesday. Sgt. Callahan was killed April 27 in Anbar province, Iraq.

A Marine holds a program from the service for Sergeant William J. Callahan at Immaculate Conception Church in Easton.

Anthony Martini of Chicago, mourns his brother, Marine Lance Cpl. Philip John Martini while visiting a memorial of over 3400 pairs of boots representing the U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq, in Chicago's Grant Park, Saturday, May 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
A placard with the image of Marine Sgt. Adam Cann who was killed in action Jan. 5, 2006, by a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police recruitment center in Ar Ramadi, Iraq., is on display under flags lining the 'The Avenue of Flags' at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pa.. Saturday, May 26, 2007. The flags and an eleven panel monument marking the names of soldiers who died in the war on terror are being prepared for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Students from Southern Fulton High School in Warfordsburg, Pa. walk past graves as Angie Booth, a teacher and family friend of slain Marine Lance Corporal Steven Szwydek, leads them on a visit to his grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Thursday, May 24, 2007. A few years ago, Lance Cpl. Szwydek was a classmate of students at a high school in the mountains of Pennsylvania's Fulton County. Now the fallen Marine is part of a history lesson as students travel to the cemetery on a bus trip paid for by a memorial fund established by Szwydek's parents. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Pamela Zembiec clutches the flag that covered the casket of her husband, Marine Corps Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, May 16, 2007. Zembiec, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., died May 11 while conducting combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Marine Pfc. Sean Sullivan salutes the grave of his grandfather Robert D. Sullivan, a World War II veteran at the Erie, Colo., cemetery on Monday, May 28, 2007, in Erie, Colo. Private Sullivan is home on leave after completing boot Camp. (AP Photo/Peter M. Fredin)
Mourners gather at Duxbury Cemetery for the burial services of Marine Lance Cpl. Walter O'Haire, who was killed in Iraq while on foot patrol in Al Anbar province with his platoon on May 9.
A Navy and Marine honor detail, led by Sgt. Maj. William Skiles, carries Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec into the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md.. Zembiec, a Naval Academy graduate, was honored one final time before being laid to rest May 16. Zembiec, former commander of E Company, 2nd Battaion, 1st Marine Regiment, once said his Marines "fought like lions" during combat in Fallujah. He was killed in action May 10.Photo by: Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
Members of the Marine Honor Guard escort the body of Marine Cpl. Matthew Zindars, after his funeral service Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at the Lutheran Preparatory School in Watertown Wis. Zindars was killed by a roadside bomb July 24, 2007, during his second tour of duty in Iraq. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
Marine Col. W. Blake Crowe, commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington, left, presents a flag to Valerie Bale during a burial ceremony in honor of her uncle, U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Carl A. West, of Amanda Park, Wash, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. West was part of Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Regiment, of the 1st Marine Division and he died Dec. 8, 1950 in the Korean War. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
United States Marines gather as a memorial is dedicated to the 221 Marines, Soldiers and Sailors who were killed while serving with 5th Marine Regiment battalions in Iraq during a memorial ceremony at Camp Pendleton, California December 7, 2007. The memorial, a Texas barrier identical to the ones employed in Al Anbar Province of Iraq for force protection, bears the names of the fallen soldiers. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)
Bill Hall of Bugles Across America plays "Taps" during the burial of Gunnery Sgt. Richard Fische on Nov. 19 in Madison, Wis., 40 years after Fischer disappeared while serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War. The military identified Fischer's remains earlier this year after his relatives submitted DNA samples for testing.
Pam Speaker sprinkles dirt on the final resting place of her grandson, Lance Cpl. Juan Manuel Garcia-Schill, during his graveside service Sunday. H&N photo by Todd E. Swenson


A U.S. Marine presented the flag that draped the coffin of Lance Cpl. Robert A. Lynch to Lynch's mother, Angela Robinson, yesterday during a funeral service at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, Ky.
Service members and civilians honored the life of Cpl. James H. McRae at the Camp Kinser Chapel Aug. 1. McRae was killed in action while serving in Diyala, Iraqi. (Photo by Pfc. Bobby J. Yarbrough).


Herald & Review/Ken Trevarthan
Schoolchildren line Main Street in Arcola, Ill. as the procession bringing the remains of Marine Cpl. Allen Roberts home stops in front of the funeral home in Arcola December 5, 2007.