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Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen
Addresses the complicated physical, social, religi

 
Our Price: $30.00
By Michael Sledge (au)
Year: 2005
Pages: 357
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-231-13514-9

Product Code: 1422355926

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Addresses the complicated physical, social, religious, economic, & political issues concerning the remains of men & women who die while serving their country. Provides a thorough analysis of the processes of recovery, identification, return, burial, & remembrance of the dead. Traces the ways in which the handling of our Soldier Dead has evolved over time & how these changes have reflected not only advances in technology & capabilities but also the shifting attitudes of the public, government, & military. Considers the emotional stress experienced by those who handle the dead; the continuing efforts to retrieve bodies from Korea & elsewhere; & how unresolved issues regarding the treatment of enemy dead continue to affect U.S. foreign relations. Photos.

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