POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Old Enough Now To Ask How Dad Died At War

CamerynLee was only 3 years old when her father, Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, a Marine Corps reservist, was killed in an accidental shooting during the first days of the Iraq war. Now 8, she is suddenly hungry for information about the man she remembers only in sketchy vignettes: Did he like chicken wings as much as she does? How about hockey? Was he funny?

"When it happened, I don't think she fully understood," said her mother, Nicole Kross, 29. "At that age she really didn't ask too many questions. It's all coming out more now."

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