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Pegy Buryj with a artist drawing of her late son Jessie Buryj on Friday, Dec. 12, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. Jessie was killed by friendly fire while serving in Iraq. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
x Army soldier Jesse Buryj of Canton, Ohio, shown in these undated photos, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, in Iraq after trying to stop an attack on a U.S. Army checkpoint, family members said. (AP Photo/The Repository)
As Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan made his way through the vacant Rolling Acres Mall for the first time on Wednesday afternoon he said, “This reminds me of fictional movies where there’s nothing around but … us.”