As always, FlyingBronco, your profound obtuseness never ceases to amaze me. Why were the coffins being secured in the first place? To be returned to the US. They were thus in the process of BEING RETURNED TO
THE UNITED STATES and thus fall under the DoD's policy. I doubt the USAF
is in the habit of strapping flag-draped coffins for fun and games, but then again, I doubt you, like the shameless photographer who took this picture, would understand that in this era of sensationalized photographs and headlines, some things still deserve respect.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.