This image won Readers Choice in The Week in Pictures the week of April 3 - 10, 2008. Images of soldiers serving their country are frequently reader favorites. This image of ultimate sacrifice for country is no exception and was also featured in the Year in Pictures.
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The casket of Cpl. Joshua Alexander Molina, 20, is transferred from St. Matthews Episcopal Church to Houston National Cemetery Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Houston. Molina died Thursday in Baghdad of wounds sustained from an explosive. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.