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Honoring a fallen Marine

Marine Cpl. Patrick Nixon, the first Tennessean to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom, was honored with a funeral service at College Heights Baptist Church in Gallatin, Tenn., April 15. Nixon died March 23 in an attack as his unit was trying to secure a bridge near Nasiriyah and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, D.C., April 17. A full story about Nixon’s funeral will appear in Baptist Press April 16. Stand alone photo.

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  • by Morris Abernathy