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.:. Uemura Shōen   Uemura Shōen (上村 松園?, April 23, 1875 – August 27, 1949) was the pseudonym of an important woman artist in Meiji, Taishō and early Shōwa period Japanese painting. Her real name was Uemura Tsune. Shōen was known primarily for her bijinga paintings of beautiful women in the nihonga style, although she also produced numerous works on historical themes and traditional subjects. Shōen was born in Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, as the second daughter of a tea merchant. ...

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Army Spc. Qixing Lee Died August 27, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 20, of Minneapolis; assigned to 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Aug. 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations in Taji, Iraq.

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Army PFC Matthew E. Wildes, 18, of Hammond, Louisiana. Died August 27, 2009, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Maiwand, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

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Army Spc. Tristan C. Smith Died August 27, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 23, of Bryn Athyn, Pa.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Aug. 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations in Taji, Iraq.

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Army Major Henry S. Ofeciar. Died August 27, 2007. Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 37, of Hagatna, Guam.; assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died at Forward Operating Base Naray, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

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