Two families, two sons, only memories remain

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Two families, two sons, only memories remain

Photographs of Colorado’s fallen soldiers at VFW
Sgt. 1st Class James Thode accumulated several awards and commendations during his service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for his work with the Farmington Police Department. Eve and Ron Taylor of Pagosa Springs, his mother and stepfather, want to keep his memory alive.
Buddy was just one of Will “Billy” McCotter’s many admirers, friends and family say. The Weimaraner was flown across the country to visit him in the hospital two days before he died. This photo was taken by his sister, Michelle McCotter, when she came to Alabama for his flight school graduation ceremony in September 2010.
James Thode died in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device, or IED, detonated underneath him.
This poem is displayed in the home of Eve and Ron Taylor of Pagosa Springs.
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A photography display of Colorado soldiers killed while in service since 2001 will be at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031 in Durango, 1550 Main Ave., from Tuesday through Sunday.
It is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each

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Two families, two sons, only memories remain

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Sgt. 1st Class James Thode accumulated several awards and commendations during his service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for his work with the Farmington Police Department. Eve and Ron Taylor of Pagosa Springs, his mother and stepfather, want to keep his memory alive.
Buddy was just one of Will “Billy” McCotter’s many admirers, friends and family say. The Weimaraner was flown across the country to visit him in the hospital two days before he died. This photo was taken by his sister, Michelle McCotter, when she came to Alabama for his flight school graduation ceremony in September 2010.
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James Thode died in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device, or IED, detonated underneath him.
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This poem is displayed in the home of Eve and Ron Taylor of Pagosa Springs.
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