Last inspection: The ritual of dressing nation's war dead

  • Article by: JAMES DAO , New York Times
  • Updated: May 25, 2013 - 9:59 PM

The fallen come home to Dover Air Force Base where they are met by grieving family and then prepared for funerals by their comrades, who spare no detail in their final salute.

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joneseagleMay. 25, 13 8:08 PM

Bless them all for the job they do. Thank you.

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Kathy_BrandtMay. 25, 13 8:29 PM

Thank you for showing honor to our heroes.

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ifallsronMay. 25, 13 8:55 PM

My father died in 1961. He is buried under a veteran's stone. The records that became available within the past year are mostly redacted. Circumstances would lead me to believe that he was buried in whatever the local coroner would provide.

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kilofoxMay. 25, 13 9:07 PM

Has to be a tough job.

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bblheadMay. 25, 13 9:13 PM

The people that provide final honors and rites for our veterans put a HUMAN face on the costs of freedom. Bless them all.....

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farcicalMay. 26, 13 1:02 AM

I recommend a powerful HBO Film starring Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance. What these service members do for our fallen is emotionally wrenching and usually forgotten, a true testament to their professionalism and efficacy.

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WHIMSEYMay. 26, 13 9:31 AM

It takes a special person to take care of a special person. Thank you for a job well done.

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timandtiaMay. 26, 1310:03 AM

My dad passed away this past January. He was in the Korean War. I was always proud of him for serving our country. When he passed away, they had a color guard that played the Taps - I never cried so hard. Thank you dad and to all of our service personnel!

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