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The Delicate And Draining Task Of Tending To America's Fallen Troops


An Army team at Dover Air Force Base, Del., carries a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown on Nov. 16.

Sgt. 1st Class A.G. Shaw has been a military mortician throughout America’s long wars. Now he says it’s time for him to move on. “It’s not like the movies. We don’t die pretty,” he says.

(Image credit: Steve Ruark/AP)