U.S. At War: Error

One day last March Charles Henry Koch, Minneapolis taxicab driver, got a telegram from the Navy that his son, Charles Herbert Koch, 20, had been killed March 12 in action at sea. A week later the body arrived. Father Koch, learning that the body had been disfigured, did not look at his son, preferring to remember him as he was.

The funeral at Fort Snelling National Cemetery was impressive; the procession was four blocks long. Father Koch, who had fought in World War I, took home with him the flag that covered the casket.

But a few days later he began to wonder...

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