Memorial Day At Arlington West Memorial in Santa Monica, California
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An Iraq War veteran, who asked for anonymity, sits and drinks a beer beside the symbolic graves of fallen friends, Sgt. Eric Snell and Pfc. Michael Pittman, both from his former unit, the 1st Infantry Division, at the Arlington West Memorial on Memorial Day in Santa Monica, California on May 30, 2011.