Caring for the Personal Effects of the Fallen

  1. This is unbearably sad. God bless the people who do this job:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...0601887_2.html

    Quote from www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/06/AR2006100601887_2.
    *"You're seeing the pictures of their families, their wives, their children, and you know they have a lot of hurt," Scott said. "It can be very emotional. Not everyone can work here."

    ...depot employees have found wills and messages to family members on computer drives, including an audiotape one soldier made for his child, who was not yet born when he recorded the message. Sometimes workers have to walk off the line to gather their emotions.

    We know we're the final link between them and their families."
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  3. by   jnette
    Quote from indigo girl
    This is unbearably sad. God bless the people who do this job:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...0601887_2.html
    Very sad indeed. What depressing work.

    My mother did the exact same work in the early WWII days over in Italy. Her dad moved her out of their home in Vienna and sent her to Italy for her own protection and benefit. She was later taken POW by the French.

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