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© Jay Westcott
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UploadedAugust 5, 2009
TakenJuly 25, 2009
ModelCanon EOS 5D
Exposure1/8000 sec at f/1.2
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length85 mm
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The remains of U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos, of Yarmouth Port, Mass., are carried during a Dignified Transfer ceremony on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Dover AFB in Dover, Delaware. Xiarhos was killed July 23, 2009 in the Helmand province of Afghanistan during combat operations supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

14 responses

  • Tim Martin

    Tim Martin gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    I really like the framing of this shot, well done.

  • Tracy Shaw

    Tracy Shaw gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    Hard to say that it is a great shot, given the reason of the picture... However, great framing, and timing. You got it just before they stepped in front of the three at attention. The clarity and focus is outstanding. Great job!

  • Kate Anyon

    Kate Anyon said (9 Aug 2009):

    Heartbreaking but amazing shot. This def needs to be published somewhere.

  • Nicole Mickle

    Nicole Mickle said (10 Aug 2009):

    A photograph like this really captures an emotion and a reality...The uniforms we wear are also to pay tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters who gave thier lives for our country. Thank you for helping everyone to remember this if only for a minute while viewing this photograph.

  • Matthew Cohn

    Matthew Cohn said (10 Aug 2009):

    Semper fi

  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald said (26 Aug 2009):

    RIP my brother. HOOAH! Doc Fitz US Army, Combat Medic

  • Olgamaria Carcamo

    Olgamaria Carcamo said (27 Aug 2009):

    :( ...

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    This is such a great shot. Wow!

  • Latrenia Bryant

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    This is an amazing shot!!! Heartbreaking!! Full of Impact!

  • Tara Moreau

    Tara Moreau gave props (29 Oct 2010):

    Amazing what a simple picture can do to ya, emotionally! well done!

  • Tina Epperson

    Tina Epperson gave props (13 Nov 2010):

    Such an emotional photo. Being the mother of a U.S. Marine; it makes me want to cry.

  • Julie Stiefel

    Julie Stiefel gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    Intense, powerful...heartbreaking.

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