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Army Staff Sgt. Kyu H. Chay, 34, of Mount Kisco, served with the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) based in Fort Bragg, N.C. He was killed by a roadside bomb on Oct. 28, 2006, in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan. A graduate of Briarcliff High School, Chay joined the special forces because he wanted to serve as a linguist, learning Arabic by listening to tapes while driving in his car, said his wife, Cathy. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two children who are pictured here: Jason, now 11, and Kelly, 6.(Credit: Courtesy of the Chay family)

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Hudson Valley's fallen service members

In the years following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, more than three dozen U.S. service members with direct ties to the Hudson Valley have been killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This continually updated photo gallery takes a look at the faces of the fallen. (Compiled by Karl de Vries, Karl.deVries@cablevision.com)


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