Bodies of Marines Killed in Crash Arrive in U.S.

From United Press International

The bodies of five Marines killed in a helicopter accident in France arrived Friday in the United States.

A band from the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, N.C., played “Eternal Father” and a solemn version of the Marine Corps Hymn as a Marine honor guard carried each flag-draped coffin off the C-5A.

The bodies were loaded in five hearses and delivered to the base mortuary for final preparations, including full military dress, before being returned to their hometowns for burial.