Bodies Of Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Returned To U.S.

U.S. Army Brigadier General Richard Longo, left, and U.S. Air Force Colonel David Hafer, second from left, salute as members of a U.S. Army carry team carries the flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army First Sergeant John Blair of Calhoun, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101800000000" title="Georgia" href="/topic/us/georgia-PLGEO100101800000000.topic">Georgia</a>, out of a C-17 during a dignified transfer on the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100300000000" title="Delaware" href="/topic/us/delaware-PLGEO100100300000000.topic">Delaware</a>. An Army National Guardsman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Blair died June 20 of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle in Mado Zayi, Afghanistan.

( Getty Images photo by Chip Somodevilla / June 22, 2009 )

U.S. Army Brigadier General Richard Longo, left, and U.S. Air Force Colonel David Hafer, second from left, salute as members of a U.S. Army carry team carries the flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army First Sergeant John Blair of Calhoun, Georgia, out of a C-17 during a dignified transfer on the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. An Army National Guardsman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Blair died June 20 of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle in Mado Zayi, Afghanistan.

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