On June 4th, 2009, three Soldiers were killed by an IED in Afghanistan. “Twenty-one-year-old Specialist Jeffrey Jordan, 37-year-old Major Kevin Jenrette and 39-year-old Staff Sergeant John Beale were part of the Georgia National Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade Combat [Team].” (Fox Channel 5, Atlanta)
One of them, SSgt John Beale, was returned home a week later, and this video was shot from a vehicle in the funeral procession. It is long, but watch it until the end to get a feel for what this country still feels about its fallen warriors. The procession route was announced in local papers without fanfare.
This is a view from one of the many people along the way – it gives you an appreciation of the size of the procession.