Memorial Service for Dead Soldiers

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

Combat helmets were placed atop 15 standing rifles for a memorial service in Iraq Thursday, one rifle for each U.S. soldier killed in a helicopter attack Sunday.

Members of the U.S. Military gathered for the ceremony at an airfield west of Baghdad. The Chinook helicopter was shot down in the Fallujah area in a missile attack.

Many of the soldiers had been heading for leave at the time of the attack.

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