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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:13 AM
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Flag-Draped Coffins Should Be in Full Sight - letter in LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-le-...

April 24, 2004

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My dear son returned home in a flag-draped coffin nine months ago, and his return was shrouded in secrecy. The Army would not give us information on when he would arrive at Dover. We were also told we could not be at the Burbank airport when he arrived.

The Pentagon says the secrecy is to protect the privacy of the families. Nonsense. Please continue to lift the veil of secrecy that surrounds the return home of our dead loved ones.

Jane Bright
West Hills


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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:15 AM
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1. Thanks for posting
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the Kelly Gang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:39 AM
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2. all very sad..why aren't the freepers down at the docks to welcome the
'transfer tubes' home if they are so patriotic and they believe in the cause.
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:00 AM
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3. Oh. My. God.
As bad as I thought hiding the returning coffins from the public was, this is just plain infuriating. I had no idea even the families were not allowed to witness the return. This is freakin' ridiculous.

And that asswipe piece of toilet scum has the gall to say the ban onphotographs is out of respect for the families. Geezus!

:mad:

Okay...pardon my language. But this really pisses me off. I think I should go outside and stare at the flowers for awhile.

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:33 AM
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5. that is how Bush Inc honors the fallen
they hide them
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