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Navajo soldier killed in Iraq laid to rest in New Mexico

More than 1,000 people attended funeral services on Wednesday for Sgt. Marshall Alan Westbrook, a member of the Navajo Nation who was killed in Iraq.

Westbrook died on Saturday, October 1, when he was hit by shrapnel from an improvised bomb. He had been in Iraq since October 2004 and was scheduled to return in March 2006.

Westbrook was buried with full military honors in Farmington, New Mexico, where he lived. He leaves behind a wife and five children, including a 22-month-old son.

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Paying final tribute to a hero (The Farmington Daily Times 10/13)
Thousands attend funeral services for local soldier killed in Iraq (The Farmington Daily Times 10/12)
Video: Over 1,000 mourners honor fallen soldier (KRQE 10/13)

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