posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 05:55 PM
Pentagon Releases Flag-Draped Coffin Photos
The Pentagon, under pressure from open-government advocates, released hundreds of images Thursday of flag-draped coffins of American soldiers.
The Pentagon had previously refused to release such images, which were taken by military photographers. Nor has it allowed the news media to
photograph ceremonies of soldiers' coffins arriving in the United States, saying it is enforcing a policy installed in 1991 to respect the privacy of
families of dead soldiers.
The Pentagon provided most of the images without context, so it was unclear where and when they were taken and whom they portrayed.
Link To Photo Sets
I think this was a good decision by the Pentagon. May all these brave men & women rest in Peace.
[edit on 28-4-2005 by Vajrayana]