Friends to the End
SGT Rolf Blum, of Colton, Calif., grieves while gazing at the memorial display for SGT Eric Holke, his comrade and friend. Holke, of Riverside, Calif., died from wounds sustained in a non-combat related accident south of An Nasariyah, Iraq. Blum and Holke mobilized to Kuwait in June 2007 with the 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, California National Guard to support Operation Iraqi Freedom by providing security operations for supply and material convoys moving into Iraq.
Pic: SFC Paul Tuttle