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Families Of Fallen Soldiers Differ On War In Iraq

Sharply differing views on the war in Iraq have surfaced among some Kentucky families that lost loves ones in the conflict.

On one side is Bill Langley, whose Marine Lance Corporal Sean Michael Langley, 20, died in Iraq on November 7th.

Bill Langley supports the war and has little patience for those who publicly oppose it, especially Cindy Sheehan, the soldier's mother who has protested near President Bush's Texas ranch. Langley says Sheehan is dishonoring her son and trying to dishonor other soldiers.

Geraldine Comley has taken a much different stance since the death of her grandson Marine Lance Corporal Chase Johnson Comley, 21, who was killed in Iraq on August 6th.

She and her family members have publicly attacked the war, appearing at a Lexington peace rally and writing letters to the editor criticizing Bush.

Comley says the best way to honor the troops is to get them out of harm's way.

A total of 28 service members with official Kentucky hometowns of record have died in the Iraq war. Seven of those were members of the Kentucky Army National Guard. In addition, more than 60 soldiers based at Fort Campbell, on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, have died in the war.

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