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Karla Comfort purchased a 2006 Hummer H3 and had the likeness of her son, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason, who died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, and various images depicting the Global War on Terrorism airbrushed on its body. The custom paintjob, which was done by artist Robert Powell with AirbrushGuy & Co. in Benton, Ark., took 250 man-hours to complete and depicts Holmanson and nine other Marines with F Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division who were all killed by the same improvised explosive devise blast in Fallujah, Iraq, in December. The rolling memorial was a way for Comfort to pay tribute to her son and keep his memory alive. Comfort drove the vehicle from Benton, Ark., to her hometown of Portland, Ore., stopping along the way to display it. She stopped at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 2.