Monday, July 20, 2009

Sgt 1st Class John Curtis Beale

This is a moving video of a community's response to the death of a U.S. Army sergeant in Afghanistan. The video runs 12 minutes.

Killed in action the week before, John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Georgia, just south of Atlanta, on June 11, 2009. The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough, Georgia. A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time. This was filmed during the procession by a State Trooper.

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men [and women] stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

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