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Remembering Lance Corporal George J. Payton

NPR's Carrie Kahn reports on the life and death of Lance Cpl. George J. Payton, a young man from the Southern California town of Culver City who died in combat in Fallujah. Payton loved to laugh, party and listen to the music of the late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur.

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Carrie Kahn is NPR's International Correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. She covers Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and on NPR.org.