honor your dead

Tami Silicio, a Kuwait-based military contractor, got fired yesterday for a photograph of flag-draped coffins on their way back to the States that was published in Sunday’s Seattle Times. The story and the photograph are here.

The Memory Hole, a site I’d never heard of until this morning (a site which is running very, *very* slowly indeed, for me at least) appealed to Dover AFB, where most of the US military bodies are processed, under the Freedom of Information Act, and was first denied but upon appeal granted 360 photos of military coffins and processions accompanying them.

Honor your dead.