Gordy Dibler and Maria Duran wipe tears during a ceremony and care package send-off at Lawrence's Veterans Memorial Stadium. Dibler's stepson Byron Fouty disappeared along with Duran's son, Alex Jimenez while on patrol in Iraq on May 12.

Missing soldiers' kin unite in shared grief

By Anna Badkhen
Globe Staff / July 22, 2007

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The mother of Army Specialist Alex R. Jimenez stopped in front of a poster depicting her son and Private Byron W. Fouty, both missing in Iraq since May 12. She kissed her fingertips and pressed them against her son's lips. Without a word, Fouty's stepfather walked over and embraced her. (Full article: 619 words)

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