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** FILE ** Members of the U.S. Marine Corps carry the casket of Marine Pvt. Jonathan Lee Gifford at the Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur, Ill., in April 2003. Gifford, 30, was killed just two days into the Iraq war. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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** FILE ** Members of the U.S. Marine Corps carry the casket of Marine Pvt. Jonathan Lee Gifford at the Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur, Ill., in April 2003. Gifford, 30, was killed just two days into the Iraq war. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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