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Online Memorials to the War Dead

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Online Memorials to the War Dead

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Online Memorials to the War Dead

Online Memorials to the War Dead

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It's a modern phenomenon. But online memorials to those lost in battle can be every bit as powerful as the traditional monuments and monoliths. Kelly Jefferson, who runs the site American Heroes' Memorial and Joseph Schwedler, whose son is featured on several memorial Web sites, speak to Alex Cohen. Petty Officer Clark Schwedler was a Navy Seal killed in combat earlier this year in Iraq.