Mothers of Fallen Soldiers Discuss Dover Media Ban

While the Obama administration continues, presumably, to review the policy banning the media from photographing the flag-draped coffins of fallen soldiers returning to Dover Air Force Base, listen to “Moms of Fallen Soldiers Discuss Coffin Photo Ban” at NPR. One mother explains her support for a lifting of the ban (“I asked for a photo of [my son’s] body being returned to Dover and I was refused… I wanted to see the miliaty welcome my son home to his country… I wanted the country to be able to mourn with me.”) Another mother, who opposes lifting the ban, describes “a negative experience” she had with the media.

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.