Five Years Later, Family Honors Fallen Nebraskan As the nation marks five years of the war in Iraq, the family of Marine Capt. Travis Ford is preparing for the fifth anniversary of his death — shortly after the conflict began. He was the first Nebraskan killed in the war.
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Five Years Later, Family Honors Fallen Nebraskan

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Five Years Later, Family Honors Fallen Nebraskan

Five Years Later, Family Honors Fallen Nebraskan

Five Years Later, Family Honors Fallen Nebraskan

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As the nation marks five years of the war in Iraq, the family of Marine Capt. Travis Ford is preparing for the fifth anniversary of his death — shortly after the conflict began. He was the first Nebraskan killed in the war.

Sarah McCammon of NET Radio traveled to southwest Nebraska to see what's changed in five years.