There is some misinformation going around about Howard Dean's brother Charlie and the repatriation ceremony in Oahu. Read about the great work JPAC (Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command) does here
. Take note of the following facts:
- JPAC was "activated on October 1, 2003" -- therefore any comparison to what used to be done for civilians is immaterial
- JPAC "is committed and dedicated to bringing home the nation’s service members and civilians who made the ultimate sacrifice."
- "Repatriation ceremonies are conducted to honor the sacrifice made by those individuals whose remains have been recovered. As a sign of respect, the remains are placed into an aluminum transfer case and draped with a U.S. flag"