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Claim: Photographs show a Texas funeral procession for a soldier killed in Iraq.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Origins: U.S. Army
When the Army first listed James as missing in action, his friends in Comfort (a small Texas town of about 1,200 residents) created an improvised memorial to him which grew daily through additions and messages from friends, residents, and visitors. Since James had stated before he left for Iraq that he did not wish to be buried in a military cemetery, after his parents learned of his death they obtained a plot for him at the private Center Point Cemetery near their home.
On the day of James' funeral, much of the population of
James' aunt also created a memorial web site to James with additional photographs, information, and tributes.
Last updated: 18 August 2005
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