MOTHER OF DEAD SOLDIER WIPES A TEAR AT FUNERAL.
Ann Marie Eccles, the mother of United States Army Spc. Wilfredo Perez
Jr., wipes away a tear as the casket of her son is carried out of St.
Matthias Church in New York, August 8, 2003. Spc. Perez was with the
1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division of the United
States Army and died last July 26, while guarding a children's hospital
in Ba'qubah, Iraq. He was 24 years old. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton