Does every fallen soldier have a live soldier accompany his/her body home?

@raydene (9874)
United States
July 22, 2008 5:55pm CST
Does this happen? I saw an email about this and I wondered if anyone knows. It sounds like a great idea but don't know if it does. xoxoxoxoxo
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• Canada
23 Jul 08
I think it would be nice if the soldier that accompanied the fallen soldier home would be released from further duty as a tribute to the fallen soldier.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 Jul 08
I can't speak for other branches of the service, but I know in the Marine Corps the remains of the deceased is always accompanied by a fellow Marine, usually someone that was close to him. It is an honor to be chosen as escort and to represent the Marine Corps to the family.
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
22 Jul 08
I think I read this was going to happen for Aussie fallen soldiers after the big mix up of the wrong body being sent home, I think this is a good idea as they the soldiers have paid the ultimate price they deserve to be treated with respect in the end...