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Fallen indiana Guardsmen remembered

Personalized shadow box displays of seven fallen soldiers are unveiled to family members and friends during a remembrance ceremony held at Valparaiso University, Nov. 3, 2013 to honor their dedication and sacrifices for state and country. (Courtesy photo by Army photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Tinsley)
Personalized shadow box displays of seven fallen soldiers are unveiled to family members and friends during a remembrance ceremony held at Valparaiso University, Nov. 3, 2013 to honor their dedication and sacrifices for state and country. (Courtesy photo by Army photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Tinsley)
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Monday, November 04, 2013 12:01 am
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Army National Guard paid tribute to seven Guardsmen during a recognition ceremony Sunday in Valparaiso with family members and friends of fallen soldiers.Individually designed shadow boxes for each soldier were unveiled at Valparaiso University. Each display contained an American flag, military service ribbons and medals, as well as a photograph of the service member. The displays were permanently mounted in the Valparaiso Army National Guard Armory after the ceremony.

Those honored:

Spc. Sergio Perez Jr. and Spc. Nicholas Taylor of Berne died from a direct fire ambush July 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Metzger, Sgt. Brian Leonhardt, Spc. Christopher Patterson and Spc. Robert Tauteris died as a result of a roadside bomb January 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Chavez died July 2008 from an illness contracted stateside at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., during specialized combat engineer leader training.

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