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Emotional Marine Salute to Comrades Killed in
Camp Pendleton Memorial Service for 100 Fallen Colleagues
02/16/2007 00:05 AM ET
Lance Corporal Jason Derks (L) and Lance Corporal Daniel Patrick, who both returned from the war wounded, mourn for their fallen companions of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment as the Marines of Regimental Combat Team 5.
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Lance Corporal Jason Derks (L) and Lance Corporal Daniel Patrick, who both returned from the war wounded, mourn for their fallen companions of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment as the Marines of Regimental Combat Team 5.

Camp Pendleton, California, February 15: Marines of Regimental Combat Team 5 (RCT-5 ) memorialize 100 Marines, soldiers, and sailors who died during the regiment's 12-month deployment in Iraq's Anbar province. The RCT-5 was assigned to cultivate the combat capabilities of the Iraqi Security Forces in the greater Fallujah region and helped facilitate the expansion of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Division's battlespace in Fallujah proper and saw the repositioning of Marines to the edges of the city.

Corporal Brian Reimers, a combat correspondent attached to the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, holds the dog tags of his fallen companions.
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Corporal Brian Reimers, a combat correspondent attached to the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, holds the dog tags of his fallen companions.

K'Ann Hines kisses the dog tag of her fallen son, Lance Corporal Joshua Hines
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K'Ann Hines kisses the dog tag of her fallen son, Lance Corporal Joshua Hines

Lt. Corporal David Furness clutches the dog tags of fallen Marines he commanded in Iraq.
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Lt. Corporal David Furness clutches the dog tags of fallen Marines he commanded in Iraq.

Corporal William Ward, a combat correspondent with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, holds the dog tags of fallen companions.
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Corporal William Ward, a combat correspondent with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, holds the dog tags of fallen companions.

Marines salute during the playing of Taps.
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Marines salute during the playing of Taps.

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