Jan 27, 2005

AR RAMADI, Iraq (March 27, 2005) - Nineteen-year-old Pfc. Rick R. Blakely, a rifleman with 3rd Squad, 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, takes Holly Communion at the Government Center building here Easter Sunday. The infantry battalion's chaplain, Navy Lt. Aaron T. Miller, conducted a hasty, 15-minute Easter service for Blakely and other Company A Marines. Though the Easter celebration wasn't the same as Blakely is used to back home in Prescott, Mich., the 2004 Whittemore High School graduate said it would be one of his most memorable. Photo by Cpl. Tom Sloan

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