John Holley and his wife, Stacey, were stunned when they found out the body of their only child, Matthew John Holley, who died in Iraq last month, would be arriving at Lindbergh Field as freight.I took a moment to look into the issue and came up with this post from The Mudville Gazette. It is too long to quote effectively here, but I recommend reading it with two considerations:
- The first quoted article is a detailed description of how a fallen soldier is returned home.
- The second provides little more content than editorial outrage over the designation of coffins as "freight" (as contrasted with seated passengers?).
Update, Dec. 16th: A veteran escort officer weighs in:
To the 10News team I would repeat the cave mans response as his companion orders his duck lunch in a TV commercial – “Next time do a little research.”Technorati Tags: Media, Military