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Rockland County family mourns loss of their son, a fallen soldier

A family from Rockland County is living through what many call ?a parent?s worst nightmare,? by having to make funeral arraignments for their 21-year-old son who recently died in Iraq. Steven Vahaviolos,

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2006, 10:53 PM

Updated 6,638 days ago

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A family from Rockland County is living through what many call ?a parent?s worst nightmare,? by having to make funeral arraignments for their 21-year-old son who recently died in Iraq.
Steven Vahaviolos, a Marine, drowned Thursday in a town just north of Baghdad after an armored tank he was in went off a bridge into a canal. Vahaviolos and three others died in the accident, which investigators say is not the result of enemy action.
Vahaviolos?s body is to be flown back to Rockland County within the upcoming week.


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