Back in September, an unknown soldier stood at full salute for 20 minutes after friends and family had left the graveside of Pfc. James McClamrock, a 22-year-old Concord veteran killed in Iraq.
The soldier's parents, Mark and Susan McClamrock, moved their family to Concord two years ago. James, who lived in Huntersville before the Army, had been in the service about a year. He was killed when a man wearing an Iraqi Army uniform opened fire on U.S. troops in a compound in the town of Tuz Khurmato. Nine others were wounded.
Hundreds marked the soldier's final trip through downtown Concord.
Susan wants to identify and thank the soldier.
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"I'd also like to know what the nickels and quarters mean that are left on his marker," said McClamrock, who continues to make connections through the loss of her son.
"The cemetery worker said people stop by James' marker all the time - I know of one family whose son is buried in New York, and they go by James to visit just because they cannot get to their son. There are so many remarkable stories."
If you can identify the man in these photos, please call 704-786-2185, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.