Group honors families of suburban soldiers killed in Iraq

March 5, 2012 3:20:18 PM PST
The group ''God Bless the Troops'' paid tribute Monday to Army Major Paul Syverson III and Army Private First Class William Newgard.

Both attended John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.

Syverson was killed in action in 2004, Newgard in 2006.

Painted portraits of the soldiers were given to their families.

The group has paid its respects to more than 500 families nationwide.