04/16/09 Interesting Article on PDN Online


First Photos Published Under New Pentagon Policy on War Dead 
April 6, 2009 By Daryl Lang

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 ForceStaff 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 policy. 

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