The issue is whether the monument should list only battle casualties, or others as well.
Rick Schumann, a constituent of Miller's, was likewise let down. He has been lobbying since 2008 to get his son, Lance Cpl. Darrell Schumann, and other noncombat casualties of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars memorialized. The younger Schumann was one of 31 Marines killed when a military transport helicopter crashed in the Iraq desert in 2005.
"I'm more frustrated than you can believe," Schumann said after the vote. "This is driving me insane."
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