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Vidor family holds Memorial Day vigil 13 years after death of army specialist, alleged coverup of her murder

Shonta Block has been looking for answers for over a decade after her sister was killed in Iraq

VIDOR, Texas — On a day where we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, the mourning and lingering questions continue for one family this Memorial Day. 

Army Specialist Kamisha Block was killed while serving in the Army in Iraq in 2007 by her boyfriend, Brandon Norris. Norris was also serving when he killed Block in a murder-suicide. 

Block's family held a candlelight vigil on Monday at Del Rose Cemetery.

Shonta Block is Kamisha's sister, and she's still fighting for answers 13 years after the murder. 

"We're all hurting today," Block said. "I picture her a lot of times in that coffin and the flashes come back."

The pain is still fresh more than a decade later. 

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"Nobody deserves to fight 13 years and to get this far, you know nobody needs to go through that," Block said. "Parents don't need to go through that."

During this period of seeking justice, Block has also been helping other families who had loved ones die in the military under suspicious circumstances. That's why she decided to dedicate the vigil to them as well.  

"I'll help everyone I can, anybody that comes, anybody that I see I reach out them if they come to me or I go to them. I tell them everything I know," Block said. 

As difficult as it is, loved ones choose to remember the remember her in a positive light. 

"She loved her country, she did everything and gave her life for it," Block said.

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