Honoring the fallen, 2004
Steve Liewer ©Stars and Stripes Tikrit, Iraq, March, 2004: Just before a memorial service, a color guard stands watch over the helmets, rifles, boots and dogtags of fallen Task Force 1-18 soldiers Capt. John "Hans" Kurth, 31, of Columbus, Wisc., the Bravo Company commander, and Spc. Jason Ford, 21, of Bowie, Md., his driver. The two men were killed by a roadside bomb as they patrolled in Tikrit. Their 1st Infantry Division unit deployed to Iraq from Schweinfurt, Germany, in February.
RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 2004 story about the memorial service.