The Fallen
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The Fallen

In California’s big valley, the dead soldiers aren’t the only casualties of Iraq. A tolerance for opposing views has been lost as well. But if you put your ear to the ground, you can hear a voice rising about the pro-war hysteria. (Damon Winter / LAT)
When Jared Hubbard joined the Marines, his father Jeff was worried. But he didn’t interfere with his son’s decision. (Damon Winter / LAT)
The Central Valley would become an ideal window from which to observe the war as it twisted and defined America. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Businessman Stuart Weil has been building a coalition of Christians and Zionist who believe opposing the war is a betrayal of Israel. (Damon Winter / LAT)
A year after Jared Hubbard was killed in Iraq, his brothers Nathan, 19, and Jason, 31, told their parents, Jeff and Peggy, that they had decided to enlist. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Jeff Hubbard, left, and Burt Baro hold U.S. flags at their sons graves. Lance Cpl. Hubbard, 22, and Cpl. Baro, 21, were buried side by side. (Damon Winter / LAT)