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In Afghan war’s twilight, two farewells in Mass.

US role ebbs, but pain for families will not recede

By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff
February 17, 2014

Erin Vasselian left her job at Starbucks an hour early on Dec. 23, her mind swirling with thoughts of Christmas preparations and a husband stationed with the Marines half a world away in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan.

To continue reading about Fallen Heroes, LCpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez and Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian: