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Son bids a painful farewell

Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press

Dean Cunningham, son of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Darren Cunningham, weeps as he hugs the U.S. flag that draped his father's coffin, during a funeral ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday in Arlington, Va. SSgt. Cunningham, the 88th soldier interred in Arlington National Cemetery from Operation Iraqi Freedom, died Sept. 30 in Baghdad when his unit came under mortar attack. Cunningham was assigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas.