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Guard raises funds for Fallen Heroes Monument

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Guam Army National Guard is holding a fundraiser this evening to raise money for its Fallen Heroes Monument. Event coordinator Captain David Santos says the monument will honor the troops that died during deployment.

The traditional memorial will include bronze plaques with the names and photos of the fallen heroes, and a statue of army boots, a rifle, a helmet and dog tags.  CPT Santos told KUAM News, "The monuments there to honor our soldiers that have given their lives for what we do today so its dedicated to them and for the soldiers as well."

The fundraiser for the monument is being held this evening at Ralphy's in Hagatna. Tickets are being sold at the door for $10 each. A special dedication ceremony for the monument is scheduled for July 10 at the Barrigada Readiness Center.

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