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Gallery - 2010

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Marine Major David Schneider salutes after presenting the flag that covered the casket of Marine Capt. Brandon A. Barrett, to his mother Cindy Barrett, left, as her daughter Taylor Barrett looks on during the graveside ceremony in Marion, Ind., Saturday, May 15, 2010. Barrett, 27, died May 5, 2010 in Helmund province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) 

Monica McNeal and family friend Molly Pannell (laying down) gather at the gravesite of McNeal's 19-year-old son, Eric Ward, during their visit to Arlington National Cemetery May 27, 2010. Lance Corporal Eric Ward, a fourth-generation U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on February 21, 2010. The United State is commemorating Memorial Day this weekend.


Transfer cases containing the remains of Navy Petty Officer Zarian Wood, left, and Marine Cpl. Nicholas D. Pardarodriguez sit on a loader Monday, May 17, 2010 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Wood, 29, of Houston, Texas died May 16 in Helmand province, Afghanistan of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device and Pardarodriguez, of Fredericksburg, Va., died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

(AP Photo/Steve Ruark)


A Marine carry team loads a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Corporal Joshua Davis, of Perry, Iowa, Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Davis, died during Operation Enduring Freedom.

(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

A Marine carry team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Philip P. Clark Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Clark, of Gainesville, Fla., died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

(AP Photo/Steve Ruark)


In this Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 picture, a mourner reacts as he kneels next to the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Abram LaRue Howard at the Williamsport Area High School Auditorium in Williamsport, Pa. Howard, 21, was serving in Afghanistan on July 27, 2010 when he died of injuries from a roadside bomb blast in Helmand province.

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
In this Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 picture, a Marine Corps Color Guard folds a flag above the casket of Lance Cpl. Shane R. Martin during burial services at Houston National Cemetery in Houston. The 23-year-old of Spring, Texas died Thursday, July 29, 2010 after a roadside bomb exploded in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He had also been deployed to Iraq. Martin is survived by his wife Lauren who he married on July 4, 2008 as well as his mother and father Debora and Kevin Wallace, his brother Kyle and his sister Diane. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson)

Marine Cpl. John Bishop's son K'Sean Bishop, 4, holds onto an American flag and his step-father David Rohwer, while leaving the cemetery where his father was buried Thursday Sept. 16, 2010 in Versailles, Ind. Bishop, 25, of Columbus, Ind., died Sept. 8 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan 

AP Photo/The Republic, Joel Philippsen
Marine PFC Kyle Rangel places a wreath on a brother Marine's headstone, while Marine Pvt. Caleb Morge looks on at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. The Marines came from Camp Lejeune, N.C., to place the wreaths, close to 24,000 of them donated by Morill Worcester of the Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Me., on the grave sites at the national cemetery. Worcester has donated the wreaths for the past nineteen years (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)