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CAMP PENDLETON, CA, March 2, 2006 - Karla Comfort received a lot of looks and even some salutes from people when she drove from Benton, Arkansa, to Camp Pendleton, California, in her newly-painted, custom Hummer.
The vehicle is adorned with the likeness of her son, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason and nine other Marines with F Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, who were killed by the same improvised explosive device blast in Fallujah, Iraq, in December.
For Karla, having the vehicle air-brushed with the image of the 10 Marines was a way to pay homage to her hero and his fellow comrades who fell on Iraq's urban battlefield.
“I wanted to let people know (Marines) are doing their jobs honorably, and some of them die,” said the 39-year-old from Portland, OR “I don't want people to forget the sacrifices that my son and the other Marines made.”
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