Marines and sailors of the Hawaii-based 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, shuffled into a makeshift cafeteria in Haditha, Iraq, to attend a memorial service April 30, 2006, for four Marines who died recently due to combat operations in western Al Anbar Province, Iraq. A set of dog tags, combat boots, rifles and Kevlar helmets represented each Marine who died. Among those memorialized were: Sgt. Edward G. Davis, 31, of Waukegan, Ill.; Sgt. Lea R. Mills, 21, of Brooksville, Fla.; and Cpl. Brandon M. Hardy, 25, of Cochranville, Pa.; and Cpl. Eric R. Lueken, 23, of Jasper, Ind. Mills, Hardy, and Davis, all assigned to the Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, were killed April 28, 2006, when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Lueken, assigned to the Hawaii-based 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, was also killed by an IED, April 22, 2006. During the memorial, individual eulogies were read for each fallen warrior by Marines who served with them. Photo by: Cpl. Justin L. Schaeffer

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