Dr. Duane Graveline - Arlington National Cemetery

Duane Graveline, MD, MPH

Major, US Air Force
Colonel, US Army
NASA Astronaut
Flight Surgeon

Arlington National Cemetery, May 3, 2017

Dr. Duane Graveline - Arlington National Cemetery

The horse-drawn caisson, carrying the flag-draped casket, approaches.  

Six horses pull the caisson, and in keeping with tradition, only the three horses on the left have riders.


 

Dr. Duane Graveline - Arlington National Cemetery

The horsemen of the caisson platoon bring the horses and artillery caisson to a halt.


 

Dr. Duane Graveline - Arlington National Cemetery

Members of the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" lead the procession...


 

Dr. Duane Graveline - Arlington National Cemetery

... followed by the caisson, with escort ...


 

Dr. Duane Graveline - Arlington National Cemetery

... with the riderless, caparisoned horse following the caisson.
Note the boots in the stirrups, pointing backwards, signifying that the fallen will never ride again.


 

Dr. Duane Graveline - Arlington National Cemetery - part 2

 

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