A meritorious service medal is given to a service member assigned to the mortuary affairs unit at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Many of the duty positions at the unit will change from being temporary deployments for active duty, guard or reserve personnel. The Air Force mortuary affairs unit at Dover remains prepared to service multiple fallen service members at one time, but the numbers have decreased dramatically after the draw down of military troops in Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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