Paul Jornet, a senior Marine instructor at the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, spoke with school guidance counselor Jean Derocher-Mullins May 4 about the recent death of 2001 graduate Ryan Jones. At least 54 Massachusetts natives have been killed in Iraq since combat operations began in 2003.
Paul Jornet, a senior Marine instructor at the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, spoke with school guidance counselor Jean Derocher-Mullins May 4 about the recent death of 2001 graduate Ryan Jones.

At least 54 Massachusetts natives have been killed in Iraq since combat operations began in 2003.
(Globe Staff Photo / Evan Richman)