Images: Modesto, Calif., Marine's Memorial in Iraq [Image 8 of 8]
Lt. Col. Nicholas F. Marano, commanding officer for the Twentynine Palms, Calif.-based 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, pays his respects to Lance Cpl. Aaron W. Simons, during a memorial service for the Marine April 25, 2006, at Karabilah, Iraq. Simons was killed in action April 24, 2006, while serving in western Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Simons, a two-time Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, was a 20-year-old from Modesto, Calif.