TRR photo by Michel LeGrand
The body of Army Specialist Anthony Kaiser is moved from the hearse into St. Francis Xavier Church in Narrowsburg, NY on March 27.

Community gathers to bury its hero

Military and firefighters join in procession

By TOM KANE

NARROWSBURG, NY—At the burial of Narrowsburg’s native son, Army Specialist Anthony A. Kaiser, more was learned about the details of his March 17 death from Brigadier General Rodney L. Johnson.

“He and a group of MPs engaged some insurgents in a market place in Balad, Iraq,” Johnson said. “He was a gunner and was able to kill four of the insurgents before he himself was mortally wounded. None of the other Americans were injured, just him. He was part of the 571st Military Police Company out of Fort Lewis, Washington.”

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A personal memory of Anthony Kaiser

Justice Tom Nuttycombe looks back

By FRITZ MAYER

NARROWSBURG, NY—By now the newspapers are filled with the qualities that people admired in Anthony Kaiser. He was generous, committed to the community and, by all accounts, an all-around good guy. So, when news spread that he was killed by gunfire while serving in the army in Iraq, many people felt the loss deeply.

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A soldier’s story runs deep and wide through communities

Memories and prayers for Anthony Kaiser

By FRITZ MAYER

United States—When a soldier in Iraq is killed while fighting for his country, the news spreads quickly and far. A search of Anthony A. Kaiser and Narrowsburg on the internet on March 26 turned up 36,500 returns.

The majority of the posts were news sites stretching from Australia to Maine. Others were official sites such as the Department of Defense (DOD), or repeating DOD information.

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