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2015: The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe noted a pretty incredible milestone last week: Last Wednesday marked 75 days without a U.S. military combat death, the longest period since before 9/11. It hadn’t gone over 50 days since before the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The last U.S. fatalities, Spc. Wyatt Martin and Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Morris, were killed by an improvised explosive device in Parwan province, Afghanistan, on Dec. 12.
2009: The image of an American president at a repatriation ceremony has not been witnessed in years – former President George W Bush met grieving military families, but never went to Dover Air Force base in Delaware.
Indeed, the media had been banned from even showing images of returning coffins for 18-years until Mr Obama lifted the blackout earlier this year.
May they all RIP.edit on 3/3/2015 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)