Air Force Probes Group Photo With Casket

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Air Force officials say they are investigating a photo of 15 airmen posing with another airman pretending to be dead and lying in an open casket with a noose around his neck.

Todd Spitler, an Air Force spokesman at the Pentagon, said Thursday that the group is from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and they were attending training at Fort Lee, Va.

Though apparently unrelated, the photo is particularly sensitive because word of it follows revelations about the mishandling of remains of the war dead at the Air Force mortuary in Dover, Del.

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said in a statement that he is saddened the photo could cause further grief to families of the fallen. Spitler said the command in Texas is investigating.

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  • by Ron Location: America on Dec 16, 2011 at 05:11 AM
    I'm sure that their intention was not to disrespect any of the families of their brothers at arms. People are just over reacting to a situation. Having served in the Marines I did some things just to pass the time. With no intent to disrespect anyone. LOL... this is a joke.
  • by Common Sense Location: C/S on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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