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Old 12-11-2005, 02:51 PM   #16
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I don't know why you are seeming to try to pick a fight/have some issue with me either, there really isn't any reason to-unless there is one (personal or otherwise) that I am unaware of. What do I have to do with you not posting as much? I am confused

You seemed to misunderstand my post, that's all I was trying to say. It was nothing personal against you.
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:58 PM   #17
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Exactly where did I try and pick a fight? Damn...

I think the article is junk.

If I missinterpreted your reaction to it sorry but I did not feel that you were being specific to the instance.

I reponded to your posts...you seemed to take my reaction a certain way, and I have not been hostile.

But I have not been posting much because of issues like this.
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:09 PM   #18
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The army regulations are very clear and specific about the transportation.

It sounds like all the Senator did was ensure that they were being followed.
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Looking over the tread, it sounds as if the parents were upset over what might happen, not what did happen. I've seen a number of pictures of flag draped coffins coming from the belly of commercial airliners.
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:55 PM   #20
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Exactly where did I try and pick a fight? Damn...

I think the article is junk.

If I missinterpreted your reaction to it sorry but I did not feel that you were being specific to the instance.

I reponded to your posts...you seemed to take my reaction a certain way, and I have not been hostile.

But I have not been posting much because of issues like this.
I feel you unfairly brought up the question of me witnessing these, number 1 being that like I said, I was not talking about ALL instances, just this one (or any similar) number 2 being the fact that I don't know what that has to do with anything, since I wasn't talking about all. I have never shown ANY disrespect on this board for anyone's military service, including yours, so I don't know why you were seemingly so defensive about it. That's the way it came across to me, jumping on my post without first clarifying what I meant. Your whole tone came across as argumentative towards me, sorry if you didn't mean it that way. You quoted my post then made the comment about not posting here, before you edited that, so how else am I supposed to interpret that?

The article is the only one I happened upon, sorry that it's "junk" . I had a gut emotional reaction to the family's pain, and for personal reasons. I find it very difficult to be completely analytical about everything in FYM(that isn't directed at anyone, it's just a general statement about me).
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You are one of my all time favorites in this forum.
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:45 AM   #22
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Well thanks, let's just call it a misunderstanding and leave it at that

I hope things get better for you soon
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:55 PM   #23
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...and back to the question at hand...

I guess I'm just an insensitive clod, but I don't really see the problem. Bodies/coffins shipped as cargo -- how else are you going to ship them?

In reading through some of the regs for which Dreadsox provided the link it appears to me that the standard procedure is the body/coffin is shipped in the cargo area and accompanied by one escort and an interment flag (which is put on and taken off at appropriate times). I did not read anything about a colour guard meeting the casket. Sounds reasonable to me.

But reason doesn't really figure too much when your kid's been killed, emotion does. And to me, that was this story sounds like. Pure emotion.
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I did not read anything about a colour guard meeting the casket. Sounds reasonable to me.
After reading the regs I was wondering the same thing. Both times I was there there was a color guard. I am wondering if this is something the Massachusetts National Guard is doing.
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