CBSNEWS — Seven U.S. service members have been killed in Afghanistan this year, fighting America’s longest war. The deadliest attack came this month, when a Taliban bomb killed Marine reservists Benjamin Hines, Christopher Slutman and Robert Hendriks.

When Christopher Slutman was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, he was three weeks away from going home.

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“Everyone wanted him home. Everyone missed him,” said Kevin McGookin, a fellow firefighter a Marine, who was one of Slutman’s best friends.

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This week, people lined overpasses and highways in three states to watch Slutman’s casket ride back from Dover Air Force Base.

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