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Arlington Cemetery
October 26, 2011


The Bishop Crew were laid to rest with a full military caisson funeral. S/Sgt Joseph J. Karaso and 2nd Lt Arthur W Luce had individual burials at the same time.


Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The Old Post Chapel.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The casket containing the remains of the Bishop Crew.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The Caisson.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The casket containing the remains of the ten Bishop Crew members is secured on the caisson.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The casket containing the remains the Bishop Crew.




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The casket is being prepared.
In the background the military band is ready.





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The soldiers at attention paying respect to the crew.




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The military band is preparing to lead the procession.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The procession has begun with the military band playing, adding to the significance of the event.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The band can be seen through the countless graves. It was as if their music was played not only to the Bishop Crew but to all laid to rest.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

Many of the mourners chose to walk behind the caisson, a distance of a mile and a half.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The soldiers are at the gravesites of 2nd Lt Arthur W Luce (l), the co-pilot and S Sgt Joseph J Karaso (c), the radioman. The third gravesite ready for the Bishop Crew's casket.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The third casket containing the Bishop Crew remains is carefully set in place next to 2nd Lt Arthur W Luce and S Sgt Joseph J Karaso.




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The flags hovering over the caskets. The silver casket contains Uncle Joe's remains.




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The family of S/Sgt Joseph J. Karaso.




Joseph Karaso Arlington Cemetery

The family of S/Sgt Joseph J. Karaso.




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