Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In the pockets of dead Marines

a crumpled up napkin
a piece of paper
a spoon to eat with
some money
a sonogram picture of a fetus from a pregnant wife

(From NPR's Fresh Air that was aired on June 21, 2011.  Jess Goodell spoke about her eight month experience recovering and processing the remains of fallen troops.  She wrote a book with John Hearn, Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq).

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