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Memorial for Rep. John Murtha held in U.S. Capitol
A member of the Honor Guard holds an American flag to be presented to Joyce Murtha, (lower,R), the widow of the late Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), who died February 8, at the age of 77l, at the U.S. Capitol on March 3, 2010 in Washington. In background (L to R) are House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL), Defense Secretary Robert Gates and National Security Adviser Gen. James L. Jones. Murtha, a retired Marine Corps officer, was the first Vietnam War veteran to be elected to Congress, and later became a fierce critic of the Iraq War. UPI/Mike Theiler
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