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[Wilmington, North Carolina; July 9. Image via Getty]

WILMINGTON, NC - JULY 9: A woman stands outside the Wilmington National Cemetery during the funeral for Sgt. 1st Class Edward Kramer on July 9, 2009 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Kramer and three others died when an IED went off near the Humvee they were in, according to a statement from the Defense Department. It was the last day of regular combat operations for U.S. forces in Iraqi cities. The four deaths marked the North Carolina National Guard's largest single combat loss since World War II. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)


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Wow, I live in NC not far from Wilmington and this is the first I've heard of this. Doesn't it seem like the news isn't making a big deal over these deaths any more? I remember when CNN used to talk about it extensively whenever soldiers were killed. I guess "interest" has just waned. Pathetic.