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In Memoriam News
Gallery - 2008

An usher carried a photo of Paul Johnson-Reuben, a former Marine who was a kidnapped and killed in Iraq while working as private contractor, during a memorial service at the True Vine Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., Tuesday, April 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
A caisson carrying the casket of U.S. Marine Major William Gregory Hall arrives for burial services at Arlington National Cemetery, outside Washington, DC, April 23, 2008. Hall, a 38-year-old father of four from Seattle, Washington, was killed on March 29, 2008 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), while on patrol in Fallujah, Iraq. REUTERS/Stelios Varias (UNITED STATES)
A Marine Corps honor guard carries the casket of 1st Lt. Nicholas Aaron Madrazo, of Bothell, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Madrazo was killed earlier this month during combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Janice Chance, right, mother of Marine Capt. Jesse Melton III, salutes Capt. Kendrick Gaines after he handed her a folded flag during the Arlington burial.Photo Credit: By Susan Biddle -- The Washington Post
A memorial was held at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii yesterday for three island Marines killed recently in Iraq: Lt. Col. Max Galeai, Capt. Philip Dykeman and Cpl. Marcus Preudhomme. After the ceremony, a tearful Kalala Galeai kissed her son's picture and softly told him that he did good for himself, for his family and for his country. DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
U.S. Marine honor guard fires a 21 gun salute. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)