Photojournalists gathered at Dover Air Force Base in
Delaware Sunday and recorded the ceremonial unloading of a flag-draped
casket from a transport plane.
It was the first time during the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan that Americans have seen press coverage of such a ceremony,
known in the military as a dignified transfer.
On Friday the Pentagon released the details of its new policy on media
coverage of dignified transfers. The next day, Air Force Staff Sgt.
Phillip Myers, 30, of Hopewell, Va., died when an improvised explosive
device exploded while he was on duty in Afghanistan. His wife became the
first military family member to consent to media coverage under the new
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