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 Thursday night.
Edens was wounded in an April 15 attack on his outpost in Laghman province Afghanistan and he died at Walter Reed Army Medical centre April 26.
Jason joined the Army because he hoped it would help him find a work with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (via The Daily Mail).
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