Posted at 6:35 AM on June 12, 2009
by Bob Collins
Filed under: War
It's been a long, long time since we've seen such a compelling picture. It was the homecoming for an Alabama soldier who was killed in northern Iraq. He was supposed to come home next month.
There are more pictures from photojournalist Bernard Troncale and the story from the Birmingham News at al.com.
There have been 4,227 soldiers killed in Iraq since 2003.
Freedom comes at such a dear price.
I just couldn't do that to my kids. Not for this war.