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              FILE - In this Monday, April 2, 2012 file photo, Nicholas Weichel, son of Rhode Island National Guard Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., who was killed in Afghanistan, stands next to his father's

    FILE - In this Monday, April 2, 2012 file photo, Nicholas Weichel, son of Rhode Island National Guard Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., who was killed in Afghanistan, stands next to his father's

    Posted: 8/21/2012 2:53:32 PM EST
    FILE - In this Monday, April 2, 2012 file photo, Nicholas Weichel, son of Rhode Island National Guard Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., who was killed in Afghanistan, stands next to his father's casket during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I.. Weichel Jr., was struck and killed by an armored vehicle March 22 in Afghanistan while saving an Afghan boy. It was once President Barack Obama's "war of necessity." Now, it's America's forgotten war. The Afghan conflict generates barely a whisper on the U.S. presidential campaign trail. It's not a hot topic at the office water cooler or in the halls of Congress _ even though 88,000 American troops are still fighting here and dying at a rate of one a day.(AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)