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Writer Halberstam memorialized by colleagues

Updated: June 12, 2007, 7:55 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- David Halberstam, whose writings probed American life from its failures in war and civil rights to its sports glories, was mourned Tuesday by some of the best and brightest of his generation.

"In his public life, he was a Mount Rushmore of a figure, but I loved him for his kindness," writer Michael Arlen, a close friend, told about 1,000 people at a memorial service for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who died on April 23 in a car crash at the age of 73.

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