Grief for War Dead Shrouds Casket Photo Ban

Swept by a wave of national patriotism after Sept. 11, 2001, Patrick McCaffrey signed up for California's Army National Guard -- never dreaming that he would end up in Iraq. But in June 2004, just three months after the deployment of his unit, the 34-year-old father who had run two car repair shops was murdered at close range in Balad, Iraq, shot eight times in the chest. "His life was the American middle-class dream," said his mother, Nadia McCaffrey, 63, a veterans' rights activist who...Full Story
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