Family Receives Special Portrait of Son

Family Receives Special Portrait of Son

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(KSL News) The family of a fallen Utah soldier has been presented with a one-of-a-kind gift: a portrait of their son.

The portrait was presented to the family of Michael Pursel, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq back in May.

It was a gift from Utah artist Kaziah Hancock. Hancock has painted more than 300 fallen soldiers from all over the country, at no charge to the families, to show her appreciation for their sacrifice.

The portraits are part of a program called "Project Compassion."

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