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Bush Plays Politics with the Religion of a Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
Wisco | October 1, 2006 at 08:14 amby
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Family and friends of a Nevada soldier killed in Afghanistan a year ago
marked the anniversary of his death by holding a demonstration in Reno.
small group gathered in the early morning chill Tuesday at a downtown
veterans memorial to remember Nevada Army National Guard Sgt. Patrick
Stewart and four comrades who died Sept. 25, 2005 in Afghanistan.
"We remember them today and the sacrifices they made for us," said Stewart's widow, Roberta.
her, the past year has been a mix of grief and resolve to have a Wiccan
pentacle -- a five-pointed star surrounded by a circle -- placed on her
husband's plaque at the state Veteran's Memorial Wall in Fernley.
won a partial victory two weeks ago when state veterans officials
granted use of the symbol after the Nevada Attorney General's Office
concluded federal officials have no authority over state veterans'