I pulled up to Tracy Beede’s home Friday unsure of what to expect. Family friends had called me to tell me that Beede’s son, 21-year-old Marine Sgt. Daniel Gurr, had been killed in Afghanistan. I’d only driven over to photograph Beede’s yard, which neighbors had adorned with American flags, but was quickly invited inside to talk to Gurr’s mother, siblings, girlfriend and friends. Someone pulled out a photo of Gurr standing on a ship’s deck. When I set the photo down, Beede picked it up and held it for the rest of her interview with me. While we talked, I snapped this photo. Here’s the my story on Sgt. Daniel Gurr, who Beede told me was always a mama’s boy.