IRAQ WAR DEAD AND INJURED REMEMBERED WITH BEACH MEMORIAL IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
Diana Thomas reflects after placing a photograph of her son Sgt. 1st Class Sean Michael Thomas next to a cross on display at the Arlington West Memorial Project at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California on May 26, 2007. The beach memorial features thousands of crosses representing the 3,444 soldiers who have died in Iraq. Thomas, a father of one who was on his second tour, was killed March 27, 2007 in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone, when a rocket exploded over his head. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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