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Soldier dead : how we recover, identify, bury, and honor our military fallen

Author: Michael Sledge
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sledge
ISBN: 0231135149 9780231135146 0231509375 9780231509374
OCLC Number: 55960940
Description: x, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Why it matters --
2. Combat recoveries --
3. Noncombat recoveries --
4. Identification --
5. The return of the dead --
6. Burial --
7. All bodies are not the same --
8. Open wounds.
Responsibility: Michael Sledge.

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