Veterans' Family & Friends Mark Fourth Anniversary Of Iraq War
By Neil S. Friedman
A handful of family and friends of an Iraq War veteran from Canarsie gathered at his parents' home on East 92nd Street Monday evening to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq with a reading of the names of the seventeen Brooklyn soldiers kill-ed in the conflict and held a candlelight vigil in their memory.
The local get-together was held at the home of Denise and Ricardo H. Duncan, whose son is a decorated, wounded Army veteran, Ricardo J. Duncan. The small group included the hosts, Joseph Lathan, Kevin Yarbrough and Sharrone Duncan.
The younger Duncan served as an Army scout in Iraq. He sustained in-juries for which he was awarded two Purple Hearts before he was discharged. He now resides with his wife in Texas.
Similar gatherings and rallies were held around Brooklyn and nationwide to mark the fourth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq that capped a three-day series of anti-war protests across the country and a few in support of American troops, in-cluding two in the nation's capitol that reportedly attracted tens of thousands.
Brooklyn's largest commemoration reportedly took place at Borough Hall.