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Mourning the fallen

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Amy Sancetta, Associated Press

Judy Mirtell, left, embraces her friend Carleen Gulley as she weeps Thursday at the makeshift memorial on the fence surrounding the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines headquarters in Brook Park, Ohio. The suburban Cleveland-based battalion was hard-hit with casualties this week in Iraq. In the background, Shelly Grammes and her daughter Maci, of Middleburgh Heights, stand at the memorial.