jim sheeler

“See the people in the windows? They’ll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what’s going through their minds, knowing that they’re on the plane that brought him home. They’re going to remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They’re going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should.”

Major Steve Beck, of the United States Marine Corps.
(Image & quote included in Rocky Mtn. News Pulitzer winning 2006 photo essay: THE FINAL SALUTE)