NAUGATUCK, CT- 14 APRIL 07- 041407JT01-
Marine Corps Cpl. Casey O'Brien was awarded a Purple Heart after surviving a shot to his helmet when he was fighting in Iraq in November 2006. Behind him are childhood friends and fellow Marines Lance Cpl. Christopher Gaus, who will be deployed to Iraq on Saturday, and Lance Cpl. Gregory Duplessie in front of Gaus' Naugatuck home on Saturday afternoon.
Josalee Thrift Republican-American