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Timed to be part of Memorial Day observations, Google geospatial content developer Sean Askay launched a personal project called MapTheFallen.org, a Google Earth layer that honors deceased American and Coalition service personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The basic layout is chronological, but the interactive tool lets users browse or locate a specific person by name, age, hometown, place of death, and by other criteria. It also offers photos and factual information about his or her service, life, peacetime home, and links to memorial websites with comments from friends and families. CNN’s John King was first to report the site’s going live.
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