Yes, this is the reality of a war. I hope you see in these pictures more the grieving instead of the pumped up beautiful uniform “honor” crap, even as I do understand it gives some some comfort, some sort of crazy meaning to events.

Final salute

Gilma Miranda, the aunt of fallen Marine Lance Corporal Evenor Herrera, and close friend Kelly Matias stroke his hand during a last visitation at Community United Methodist Church in Eagle, Colo., on Aug. 19, 2005. Herrera, who was killed in Iraq, was buried at Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle.

Don’t ever forget who actually sends these fellows over.