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A Marine salutes after placing a purple heart on the memorial for the Marines killed during the Battle of Ramadi, Iraq, as part of a ceremony marking the battle's 10th anniversary in the San Mateo Memorial Garden at Camp Pendleton.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

A Marine sets down a purple heart as part of a ceremony to honor the 34 Marines and a Navy corpsman killed in the Battle of Ramadi that began April 6, 2004.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

Retired Marine Justin Neumeier places his hand on a helmet while remembering his friends killed in Ramadi, Iraq: Pfc. Geoffrey S. Morris and Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Savage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

Marine Ramon Barron embraces his daughter Keona, 8, while pausing to remember his friend Lance Cpl. Pedro Contreras, who was killed in Ramadi, Iraq, ten years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

A pair of boots rests with a rifle and helmet in memory of Lance Cpl. Pedro Contreras at Camp Pendleton.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

A woman uses wax to copy a name off of a memorial honoring those of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines who killed in the Battle of Ramadi, Iraq, on its 10th anniversary in the San Mateo Memorial Garden at Camp Pendleton.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

Purple hearts rest on a memorial to honor the 34 Marines and a Navy corpsman killed in the Battle of Ramadi in Iraq at Camp Pendleton.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

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