A fallen Navy Seal
This is from a website called "Froggy Ruminations". He is talking about the funeral of a Navy SEAL Petty Officer James E. Shu. Petty Officer Shu was KIA in Afghanistan. The picture is accompanied by a description of the last ceremony for a SEAL's funeral:
"Upon the dismissal of the assembly by the funeral director, the men of SDV Team ONE solemnly formed a single file and approached James’ immaculate wood coffin. One by one, each man removed his Trident from the breast of his uniform and pounded it into the gleaming wooden lid of his coffin. Dozens of golden Tridents were left shimmering in the sun to accompany James on his journey…forever."
Iraq is not the only place where our finest are in harms way for us.