Ban on Media Coverage of Homecomings for U.S. Casualties in Iraq

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 24, 2003

This article from the October 21 Washington Post answers the question of why there is no longer any media coverage on the return of our military personnel who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq. Apparently this past March, the Pentagon issued a directive stating:

  • “There will be no arrival ceremonies for, or media coverage of, deceased military personnel returning to or departing from Ramstein [Germany] airbase or Dover [Del.] base, to include interim stops.”
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