About 100 soldiers turned out at the memorial service for Private First Class Shawn Pahnke of the 1st Armored Division, who was shot in the back by a sniper Monday...
Some wept as they remembered the 25-year-old soldier, whose helmet hung over his rifle, wedged upright into sandbags with his boots and name tags. His platoon sergeant, Dennis Duell, knelt alone by the pile of mementos after the service.
Seventeen American soldiers have been killed in hostile action in Iraq since President Bush declared major combat over on May 1.
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Saturday, June 21, 2003
IN CASE YOU EVER WONDERED...SOLDIERS WEEP TOO.