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No Casket Photographs, Pentagon Told GI’s Mom

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The mother of a serviceman killed by sniper fire in Iraq returned to Arlington National Cemetery for the first time…

The mother of a serviceman killed by sniper fire in Iraq returned to Arlington National Cemetery for the first time since her son’s burial last fall. Karen Meredith told Cox Newspapers she was still angry that the Pentagon had refused to allow her photograph the arrival of his casket at Dover Air Base for “privacy” reasons. She called it “disrespectful to families.” The Pentagon said, in effect, it was acting in the privacy interests of all families and that it discourages families from coming to Dover because “it’s not a parade ground.” (3/24/05)

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