Monday, January 17, 2011
Yesterday I went to Seymour, Mo. to photograph the funeral of Sgt. 1st Class Robert Pharris, who was killed by an improvised explosive device in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan on January 5. It was rumored that those Westboro wackos were going to show up, so a human shield effort was organized. I never saw any protesters, but heard a few came and left when they saw the crowd that gathered in support of the Pharris family. Check out the story and the photo gallery.