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The brother of a fallen soldier said at a memorial service Tuesday that his family would “love and comfort” the New Haven woman who was to have been the soldier’s wife.

More than 1,300 mourners filled the sanctuary of Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden to celebrate the life of U.S. Army Captain Benjamin Sklaver, a New Haven native and Army reservist called to active duty in Afghanistan. He was killed in action last Friday.

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