Isle military paid huge price before Iraq War’s end
By William Cole
Oct. 23, 2011
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STAR-ADVERTISER Fabian and Regina Gagalac, parents of Army Sgt. Alexander Gagalac, visited their son's grave at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in 2008. Alexander Gagalac was killed in Iraq on Sept. 9, 2007, one of more than 215 service members with Hawaii ties killed in Iraq since 2003.
ASSOCIATED PRESS A helicopter crash Jan. 26, 2005, in a sandstorm in Iraq killed 26 Hawaii Marines and a Navy corpsman.