"A Life Cut Short" | Photojournalist: David Zentz, 2007."Kyra Coyle-Desilets, 3,daughter of Lance Cpl. Benjamin Desilets,sizes up 4 young Marines standing guard outside the auditorium prior to a public viewing of her father's body.Lance Cpl. Desilets, who was posthumously promoted to corporal & given the Purple Heart & other honors at a ceremony preceding the viewing, was killed in Iraq. When nearby family members told her the Marines look just like her father, she replied "Those aren't daddy."
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Cpl. Kyle Carpenter was presented the Medal of Honor June 19, at the White House. Carpenter was the second living Marine to receive the award since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released) #USMC
Shaking hands by U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), via Flickr A U.S. Marine stops to shake hands with a young girl while on patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan