[design] the cost of war - in louisiana

Six National Guardsmen from Southeast Louisiana were killed by a roadside explosive on 6 January 2005. Their remains, in flag-draped coffins, arrived in Belle Chasse, near New Orleans, six days later.

The Pentagon told the Guard to keep out the media, but the families of all six soldiers wanted to share the sad homecoming with the world. Obeying the family's wishes instead of the Pentagon's, the Guard allowed the press - including CBS News and the Associated Press - to film and photograph the arrival ceremony.


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