Reader reaction to Reuters news
…poignant to say the least…
I live in Windsor, Ontario. In a Windsor Star edition from the week of Feb. 14th a picture from a Reuters photographer named Mike Cassese was carried.
It depicted a picture of family members, carrying roses to the hearse, in a repatriation ceremony at CFB Trenton. The soldier’s name was Cpl. Joshua Caleb Baker.
I am an amateur photographer and have shot a lot of film. I have to comment on this photo. This picture moved me in a way no other picture of this type has ever done. The abject sorrow that was captured on the young girls face, just blew me away. I could actually feel her pain. The reflected Honour Guard/pallbearers in the fender of the hearse was poignant to say the least.
I would hope that you would pass my comments on to your photographer. It was a great shot and the feelings evoked from such a tragic event were incredible. Well Done.
Thank you for noticing: GBU Editor
Family members carry roses to the hearse carrying the casket of Canadian soldier Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker during a repatriation ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Trenton February 15, 2010. Corporal Baker of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment was killed and four others were injured in a training accident on a range located approximately 4 km (2.5 miles) northeast of Kandahar City, Afghanistan, on February 12.