Vicki Melia kisses the casket containing her son at a memorial service for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony Melia on February 5, 2007 in Westlake Village, California. Melia was killed in combat January 27 in Al Anbar province of Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Camp Pendleton, California. By David McNew/Getty Images.