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It's been just over three years since Kelly Van Dusen (cq), right, lost her father and Bridgette Van Dusen (cq), top middle, lost her husband to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Army CWO Brian K. Van Dusen, 39, of Columbus, Ohio was killed May 9, 2003 onboard a UH-60 air medical helicopter when it crashed in the Tigris River in a non-hostile incident near Samarrah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado. Here, Kelly holds her daughter Skyler Van Dusen while Bridgette helps her granddaughter touch Brian's name, engraved on a Memorial at Kit Carson Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. The three were part of a larger group that participated in The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Ceremony Thursday morning, May 24, 2007. The ceremony honored 30 deceased soldiers whose names were recently engraved on the memorial at Kit Carson Park. Similar ceremonies were held at other military bases nationwide. Fort Carson annually honors its soldiers who have been killed in conflicts since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The memorial stands next to the statue of Kit Carson at the complex's main gate. (MATT MCCLAIN/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) ** Kelly Van Dusen (cq), Bridgette Van Dusen (cq), Skyler Van Dusen (Kelly), Brian Van Dusen (Kelly) NOTE: For clarity, Bridgette is Kelly's step-mom and Brian's wife. Kelly is Brian's daughter. Skyler is not Brian's daughter. ORIGINAL CAPTION: MJM023 The widow of Brian Van Dusen, Bridgette Van Dusen (cq) top, holds the hand of granddaughter, Skyler Van Dusen as she is held by her mother, Kelly Van Dusen (cq), right, after The Global War On Terrorism Memorial Ceremony Thursday May 24, 2007. The ceremony honored thirty fallen soldiers whose names were recently engraved on a memorial at Kit Carson Park. (MATT MCCLAIN/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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