Marine Sgt. Jeremy Kocher stands watch near the body of Lance Cpl. Evenor Herrera in Eagle, Colo., as children and adults from the area poured in to pay their respects. Like many of the Marines stationed at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Kocher says the funeral detail is the most difficult mission he's ever done. "I actually start thinking about it the moment I wake up. It's such an important job that I just don't want to mess it up," he said. "I just want it to be perfect."Todd Heisler/Rocky Mountain News
还记得上次我贴的发生在Reno机场的荷赛新闻摄影获奖图片吗？一个伊拉克阵亡的美军士兵的遗体被运回美国的图片。今天在digitaljournalist.org上面读到这其实是科罗拉多州《落基山新闻》报一名摄记的作品。原来这张照片仅仅是该报一次长篇报道的内容之一，摄记Todd Heisler和文字记者Jim Sheeler一起合作用图片和文字铸成一篇经典的新闻作品，Final Solute（最后的敬礼）。
“I firmly believe this article will touch many people’s lives and the rippled effect it has caused will go on for years. We see death every day. We hear about another war casualty but until you can put a face… a family with the loss you don’t really feel it. ”……（匿名）
“I couldn't read the whole series at once, but I couldn't leave it alone. In doses I took it in, eyes welling, holding back sobs from my comrades' curious eyes. I was so moved by this portrayal that I was overcome for hours and could barely work.”（一个自称伊拉克前线军人）
Final Solute，原文链接： read the story.
图片及录音： Todd's slide show.