Lance Cpl. Benjamin Whetstone Schmidt, 24, was accidentally killed by a fellow Marine in Afghanistan. The Marine Corps’ notification protocol leaves some families frustrated despite recent efforts to improve the process.
A Marine carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Benjamin Whetstone Schmidt at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Schmidt, 24, of San Antonio died Oct. 6 in a friendly-fire incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Steve Ruark/AP Buy Photo