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When the fallen return home

The lift of the media ban on homecomings of war casualties offers a personal look at the fallen -- and those who welcome them back to the United States.

 
 

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A transfer case containing the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Maung P. Htaik sits on a loader at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Jan. 3, 2011. According to the Department of Defense, Htaik, of Hagerstown, Md., died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


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When the fallen return home
Photos | The lift of the media ban on homecomings of war casualties offers a personal look at the fallen -- and those who welcome them back to the United States. President Obama visited Dover Air Force Base on Oct. 29 to honor 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan.

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