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Honor Guardsman Reflects on True Meaning of Military Funerals
Air Force News 6 Jul 2018 By Airman 1st Class Nicolas Erwin

Nicolas Erwin is a public affairs airman with the 28th Bomb Wing out of Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.

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These words hold weight heavier than any munition or military aircraft. These are the final words a family hears once their late loved one is given a funeral with military honors.
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