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Coffins and a Funeral

Flag-draped coffin
Members of a National Guard honor guard carry the flag-drapped coffin of Sgt. Patrick McCaffrey at Sacramento International Airport in Sacramento on Monday. McCaffrey was killed June 22 along with 1st Lt. Andre Tyson, both members of the 579th Engineer Battalion, when the two were ambushed by insurgents near Balad, Iraq. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Parents
Surrounded by an honor guard, Nadia McCaffrey, center, and her former husband, Bob McCaffrey, watch as the flag-drapped coffin carrying the body of their son Spc. Patrick McCaffrey is placed into a hearse at Sacramento International Airport on Monday. McCaffrey, 34, part of the Alpha Company, 579th Engineer Battalion based in Santa Rosa, was killed last week in an ambush by insurgents near Balad, Iraq. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Standing guard
A soldier stands guard over the coffin of Spc. Daniel Paul Unger, who was killed May 25 while serving with the California National Guard in Iraq. Hundreds of residents of Exeter, Calif., turned out for Unger’s funeral on Friday, June 4. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Mourning
Marc Unger mourns the death of his son during Spc. Daniel Paul Unger’s funeral service. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Honor guard
A military honor guard places the coffin of Spc. Daniel Paul Unger into a hearse as an overflow crowd at the Exeter Union High School football stadium looks on. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Daniel Unger
Daniel Paul Unger’s photo from the 2003 Exeter Union High School yearbook. ()
Grieving
A grieving Unger family is joined by friends at their home in Exeter, Calif., after hearing news that their son, Daniel Paul Unger, 19, was killed Sunday, May 23, while serving with the California National Guard in Iraq. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Grief
Lynda Unger weeps for her son, Daniel Paul Unger, 19, who was described as a young man who devoted his life to religion and martial arts. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Spc. Daniel Paul Unger
Spc. Daniel Paul Unger’s service photo. (AP)
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