Monday, February 06, 2006

Funeral


Here are some pictures, the likes of which you probably won't see in traditional media. This is a "ramp ceremony" for a soldier killed in Iraq.

I had some trouble getting the pictures in order. What you're seeing is the coffin being unloaded from the ambulance. An honor guard, lead by the Brigade Chaplain, carrying the coffin into the aircraft, and the aircrew saluting the coffin as it is emplaced.

Most of the rest of the Brigade is in formation in the background, saluting the fallen soldier.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No greater love has any man...

CML said...

peace be on you, brother.... and our thanks for your service.

Mike said...

Really moving pictures, Alan...thanks for sharing them.

BostonMaggie said...

Thank you for sharing these Alan.