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Jaime Rivera of Lawrence said news of Army Specialist Alex R. Jimenez hits close. ‘‘It hurts because he was fighting for us. . . . You just hope he comes back soon.’’

Lawrence prays for good news on soldier ambushed in Iraq

Family, friends wait and wonder

By Michael Levenson and Russell Contreras
Globe Staff / May 17, 2007

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LAWRENCE -- Family, friends, and neighbors prayed yesterday for the safe return of one of their own, the weightlifting son of a Dominican-born carpenter who was seized Saturday in Iraq by insurgents linked to Al Qaeda. (Full article: 629 words)

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