2006 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Todd Heisler

Rocky Mountain News / Polaris Images

19 August, 2005

Members of the Marine Air Control Squadron 23 escort the casket of Marine Lance Corporal Evenor Herrera to a gravesite. Since the start of the Iraq War, Marines based at Buckley Air Force base in Colorado have honored the memory of 16 fallen comrades, and had the difficult duty of helping the families to bear their loss.

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Todd Heisler

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