KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Marines swiped at their eyes and hugged Tuesday as a military chaplain invoked the memory of two comrades killed in the Afghan campaign's second deadly air crash in less than two weeks.
Clad in grease-stained khaki coveralls, with M-16 assault rifles slung behind their backs, the dead men's comrades joined other soldiers from the United States and elsewhere to commemorate the victims of Sunday's crash. They gathered under a giant American flag in the battle-pocked airport terminal -- the same hall used for the memorial service of the Jan. 9 crash that killed all seven Marines on board.
America's battle against terrorism is going "to take blood spilled by good people," said Navy Chaplain Cmdr. Joseph Scordo.
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