Chaplain (Maj.) Klavens Noel, a Port Mortuary chaplain at the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs at Dover Air Force Base, Del., prays over remains on an aircraft at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Throughout the dignified transfer process, these dedicated chaplains provide humble counsel to the family, Port Mortuary staff and escorts, and pray over the remains of the fallen hero. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)


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