sorrow........It happens far more often than we care to think about: American soldiers coming home in flag-draped coffins to mourning loved ones, but an AP photographer was there to grab this particular heartbreaking scene. Here, Ashley Edens is seen collapsing on the coffin of her late 22-year-old husband Army Spc. Jason K. Edens as his body arrived in Nashville, TN
Army 1LT Jason G. Timmerman, 24, of Tracy, Minnesota. Died February 21, 2005, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Montevideo, Minnesota. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.