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Coast Guard hearing to weigh boy's death

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Alan DeWeese had just finished watching the fireworks display when he saw a Coast Guard vessel racing straight at him in a crowded San Diego Bay. He furiously turned his boat, but there was no time: The vessel landed on his 8-year-old son, Anthony, crushing him to death and seriously injuring four other passengers.

What went wrong during the Dec. 20, 2009 holiday parade is the subject of the military's equivalent of a preliminary hearing this week.

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