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War Dead: Gonzalez & Bitz

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War Dead: Gonzalez & Bitz

War Dead: Gonzalez & Bitz

War Dead: Gonzalez & Bitz

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NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports on two of the Marines who died this week near Nasiriyah. The mother of Jorge Gonzalez first learned of his death from television — when Telemundo relayed grim images broadcast by the Arab satellite network Al Jazeera. Telemundo has since apologized. The mother of Michael Bitz describes her son as a daredevil who modeled himself after Jean-Claude Van Damme.