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In Memory Of The Fallen: Pentagon Releases Soldiers Coffin Photos

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posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 05:55 PM
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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.
News Link

Link To Photo Sets

Main Page

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]




posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 06:43 PM
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Well, hopefully this will satisfy some of those who wanted them posted. As you mentioned, the policy had been in effect since 1991.

The title of the photos links was particularly somber - The Return of the Fallen.

Good find, Vajrayana.




posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 07:23 PM
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what happend to the other topic?
"Faces of the Fallen"
last reply was by Amuk
forum: Trash Bin




posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by bodrul
what happend to the other topic?
"Faces of the Fallen"
last reply was by Amuk
forum: Trash Bin



That thread was removed by request from the author.



posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 07:30 PM
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Yes, we are an open place...but for once

if you have nothing nice to say, then do not say it

You don't have to be for the war to Appreciate the sacrifice these men & women have made. So I ask you, if you want to comment in a way that will diminish their honor...do it somewhere else.

Thank you



[edit on 28-4-2005 by ZeddicusZulZorander]



posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 07:32 PM
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Agreed jsobecky, these people payed the ultimate sacrifice and I can understand the caution releasing these images, for some would use them as a politicizing tool instead of moments of reflection & tribute. As a former Navy FC I am grateful of their service, and send my condolences to their families.



posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 09:48 PM
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Thank you Zed.

For once no petty agenda from either side.

Just give your prayers for those that have given all


May they rest in peace and may the families that will miss them find some comfort in the fact we mourn with them

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posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 10:07 PM
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May they Rest in Peace,


God Bless them All.



posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 10:32 PM
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I am glad the Pentagon released the photos. Seeing the flag draped coffins gives me an unexplainable feeling. Sadness, Honor, and the sense of thanks.

May God Rest their souls.

Bless them all.

-Reason



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