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Virginia Town Mourns Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Bubb

Lance Cpl. Daniel Bubb died in combat in Iraq during his second tour of duty, one day shy of his 20th birthday. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, prompted his decision to serve his country. He was honored this week at a candlelight vigil in one of his favorite places, a cave in his hometown of Grottoes, Va.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.