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By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON Associated Press Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Friends and family are remembering a 25-year-old Harrisonburg man who was part of a medical mission team killed in Afghanistan as a strong Christian committed to helping disadvantaged people.

Brian Carderelli had been in Afghanistan since September. The 2009 James Madison University graduate was using his training as a photographer and videographer to document aid work done by the International Assistance Mission, a Kabul-based Christian group, when he and nine others were gunned down last Thursday in a remote area.

Carderelli's family said in a statement that Brian loved people and was particularly concerned for the poor. He also enjoyed outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding and surfing.

A spokesman for the family and Carderelli's church says plans for a memorial service are pending.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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