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5/22/08: Final Salute

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – More than 4,000 American soldiers have died in Iraq since the war began in March of 2003. Regardless of the politics, the number serves as a sobering reminder of the human sacrifice of war. In his new book Final Salute, journalist Jim Sheeler chronicles a year with Steve Beck - a Marine Major whose job it is to inform families of the death of their soldiers. Thursday, Jim Sheeler introduces us to the people that are paying the highest price in war.

Click here for the audio slide show of Final Salute from Rocky Mountain News.

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