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Moving Tribute

Karla Comfort arrives in her specially painted Hummer at Camp Pendleton. (Glenn Koenig / LAT)
Comfort’s son, Lance Cpl. John Holmason, was among 10 Marines killed in December in Fallouja when an improvised bomb exploded. (Glenn Koenig LAT)
Comfort said her Hummer memorial is a way of coping with the grief over the loss of her son on Dec. 1. (Glenn Koenig / LAT)
Camp Pendleton Marines check out Comfort’s Hummer. (Glenn Koenig / LAT)
Comfort commissioned an Arkansas artist to paint pictures of the 10 Marines, as well as patriotic scenes and slogans, on her 2006 Hummer H3. (Glenn Koenig LAT)
Comfort stands beside the Hummer decorated with portraits of her son and nine other Marines killed by a bomb in Iraq. Comfort stopped at Camp Pendleton en route to Oregon, where her son is buried. (Glenn Koenig / LAT)