On this Memorial Day, we listen back to a conversation about the book “Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives”. It tells the story of Major Steve Beck, now Lieutenant Colonel Beck, during the several years that he worked as a casualty assistance officer with the U.S. military. Beck had the job of telling family that a loved one had died while on duty. The author of "Final Salute" is former Rocky Mountain News reporter Jim Sheeler, and the book is based on a series that ran in the now defunct newspaper. Sheeler won the Pulitzer Prize for it in 2006. Sheeler and Lt. Colonel Beck spoke with Ryan Warner in 2008.
By Sarah Hughes May 28, 2010
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