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NMHMID_121026_06.JPG: Identifying Human Remains
"The true patriot willingly loses his life for his country -- these poor men have lost not only their lives, but the very record of their death. Common humanity would plead that an effort be made to restore their identity."
-- Clara Barton
The large number of casualties during the Civil War prompted a new societal obligation -- the proper identification of fallen service members. Each of the nation's subsequent conflicts has led to improvements in identifying human remains through scientific advances and improved procedures.
NMHMID_121026_14.JPG: Response to: 9/11
After the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon, the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner examined remains and collected evidence during its postmortem examination of the recovered bodies. On the day following the attack, 38 pouches of human remains and 13 boxes of unidentified remains were flown to the Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base. Antemortem records for the presumed victims were collected from across the country and also flown to Dover. By November 16, 2001, all but five of the 189 decedents had been scientifically identified.
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2012 photos: Equipment this year: My mainstays were the Fuji S100fs, Nikon D7000, and the new Fuji X-S1. I also used an underwater Fuji XP50 and a Nikon D600. The first three cameras all broke this year and had to be repaired.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Shepherdstown, WV, Richmond, VA, and Williamsburg, VA),
a week-long family reunion cruise of the Caribbean,
another week-long family reunion in the Wisconsin Dells (with lots of in-transit time in Ohio and Indiana), and
my 7th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including side trips to Zion, Bryce, the Grand Canyon, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post. I had a photograph of the George Segal San Francisco Holocaust memorial used as the cover of Quebec Francais (issue 165). Not being able to read French, I'm not entirely sure what the article is about but, hey! And I guess what could be considered to be a positive thing, my site is now established enough that spammers have noticed it and I had to block 17,000 file description postings for Viagra and whatever else..
Number of photos taken this year: just below 410,000.
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