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Casualty of War

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The friends and family of Army Sergeant Ivory Phipps gathered for his funeral at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip on March 27. The Chicagoan, who was 44, had previously served 15 years in the National Guard and had reenlisted with the intention of reaching 20 years of service before retiring. In Iraq for less than a month, he died of injuries sustained in a mortar attack in Baghdad March 17.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photos/Jon Lowenstein.

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