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Lamar: Remembered in light
Stephanie Lamar (center), widow of Sgt. Donald Lamar II, holds their daughter Madison, four, during a candlelight vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of his death on May 12, 2011 at Hurkamp Park. Sgt. Lamar was killed in action at the age of 23 on May 12, 2010, his wife’s birthday, while serving his third deployment with the Marine Corps in Afganistan. (Suzanne Carr Rossi/The Free Lance-Star)