Mortuary-Affairs Soldiers

Adelizzi, Joe
August 2006
Soldiers;Aug2006, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p46
The article explores the responsibilities of mortuary-affairs soldiers of the U.S. Army. They process the remains of service members and other people who lose their lives while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Members admit the most difficult part of their work is dealing with family members of deceased Iraqis who come to claim their relatives.


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