A Marine Corps honor guard carries the casket of Marine Sgt. David Russell Christoff, of Springfield, Ohio, during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.. Wednesday, May 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
** FILE ** In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 file photo, a lone bugler play Taps during the graveside funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. A reader submitted question about non combat related war deaths is being answered as part of an Associated Press Q&A column called “Ask AP”. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
U.S. Army soldiers from Charlie Battery, Fires Squadron, Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment prepare to search a classroom as they occupy a school during Operation Fires Festung in Qubah, north of Baghdad in Iraq’s volatile Diyala province on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. U.S. troops secured the outskirts of Qubah as Iraqi Army troops swept through the primarily Shiite town, which had been overrun by al Qaida. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Retired navy Storekeeper (submarines and surface fleet). Self employed as inventory analyst at a major transit bus aftermarket division. Married, 4 kids (youngest in college), 1-cat.