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Renovated Schofield Barracks hall dedicated to Hawaii soldier

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                                The Army’s 25th Infantry Division dedicated a renovated hall at Schofield Barracks to fallen soldier Sgt. Alexander Gagalac, who was killed in action Sept. 9, 2007, in Iraq. Alexis “Alex” Gagalac, twin brother of Alexander Gagalac, spoke Friday during the dedication ceremony in Wahiawa.

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    The Army’s 25th Infantry Division dedicated a renovated hall at Schofield Barracks to fallen soldier Sgt. Alexander Gagalac, who was killed in action Sept. 9, 2007, in Iraq. Alexis “Alex” Gagalac, twin brother of Alexander Gagalac, spoke Friday during the dedication ceremony in Wahiawa.

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                                The Gagalac brothers, Alex, left, and Alexander, while on a tour of duty in Iraq almost two decades ago.

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    The Gagalac brothers, Alex, left, and Alexander, while on a tour of duty in Iraq almost two decades ago.

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                                Shyne Alexander Tolentino, right, 9-year-old nephew of Sgt. Alexander Gagalac, looked with grandmother Regina Gagalac, seated, and parents Grace and Joseph Tolentino at a photo of his fallen uncle Friday inside the memorial room at Schofield Barracks.

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    Shyne Alexander Tolentino, right, 9-year-old nephew of Sgt. Alexander Gagalac, looked with grandmother Regina Gagalac, seated, and parents Grace and Joseph Tolentino at a photo of his fallen uncle Friday inside the memorial room at Schofield Barracks.

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                                Alex Gagalac read his twin brother’s memorial placard Friday at Scho­field Barracks in Wahiawa.

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    Alex Gagalac read his twin brother’s memorial placard Friday at Scho­field Barracks in Wahiawa.

Sgt. Alexander Gagalac, serving with the 25th Infantry Division, was killed Sept. 9, 2007, during a patrol in Hawijah, Iraq, when insurgents attacked his humvee with a rocket- propelled grenade. Read more

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