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Nora Valdepeñas (center) and other family members talked about their brother and son, Eric P. Valdepeñas, a Marine reservist who was killed in action in Iraq. The 21-year-old, who put off his studies at UMass-Amherst when his unit was called up, was due to come home in October.

Tears, anger for Marine's family

Seekonk reservist remembered for leadership, sense of duty

By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / September 7, 2006

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SEEKONK -- Standing side-by-side yesterday in a corner of their backyard, the family of a 21-year-old Marine reservist killed in Iraq spoke tearfully of his accomplishments in lacrosse, his affection for fast food, and his deep sense of duty for his country. (Full article: 455 words)

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