Photo Credit: Reuters/Reece Lodder, U.S. Marine Corps
They were sons, brothers, fathers, uncles, and friends. Nearly all of them left behind a void in the lives of those they knew. For them, time stopped on the day they were killed. They are forever young. To generations that have followed them, and will follow them in the future, their graves are living memorials to the past, to what Americans once did in a place so far from home. They gave their collective future to ensure ours.