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LI journalist killed in Syria remembered

March 11, 2012 1:36:03 PM PDT
Friends and family gathered on Long Island to remember a war journalist killed in Syria.

A wake was held Sunday in Oyster Bay for Marie Colvin, who was on assignment for the Sunday Times of London when she and a French journalist were killed in a rocket attack.

A wake was also held on Saturday.

One of those on hand to say goodbye was New York Congressman Peter King.

"This is, again, an amazing example of heroism, to actually have someone in your midst, someone who is living with you to be known throughout the world and to die so heroically. There's no reason she had to be there, no one made her go there. She knew how dangerous it was and she was in probably the most dangerous country and actually volunteered to go into the most dangerous part of the most dangerous country," Rep. King (NY-R) said.

A funeral for Colvin will be held on Monday in Oyster Bay.

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