Monday, April 6, 2009

the first in eighteen years

air force personnel carry the remains of staff sgt. phillip a. myers on dover air force base, deleware, sunday april 5. myers, of hopewell, virginia, died on april 4th from injuries suffered from an i.e.d. near helmand province in afghanistan. this scene has played out nearly 5000 times since the beginning of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. eighteen years ago, george h.w. bush banned the media from photographing the caskets of u.s. soldiers.

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