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Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen

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by Michael Sledge
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Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen by Michael Sledge

What happens to members of the United States Armed Forces after they die? Why do soldiers endanger their lives to recover the remains of their comrades? Why does the military spend enormous resources and risk further fatalities to recover the bodies of the fallen, even decades after the cessation of hostilities? Soldier Dead is the first book to fully address the complicated physical, social, religious, economic, and political issues concerning the remains of men and women who die while serving their country. Michael Sledge traces the changes in the handling of our Soldier Dead over time and their reflection of advances in technology and the shifting attitudes of the public, government, and military. He also considers the emotional stress experienced by those who handle the dead; the continuing efforts to retrieve bodies from Korea and elsewhere; and how unresolved issues regarding the treatment of enemy dead continue to affect U.S. foreign relations.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 376
Size: 16.3 MB
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Date published:   2005
ISBN: 2370007270170 (DRM-EPUB)

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