Gotta Watch: Soldier media funeral ban lifted; Cobain mourned; Facebook kidney find
The casket of Air Force Staff Sergeant Phillip Myers is transfered at Dover Air Force Base on April 5, 2009.
April 5th, 2011
11:53 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Soldier media funeral ban lifted; Cobain mourned; Facebook kidney find

Fallen soldier media ban lifted – This video shows the first coverage of a fallen soldier's transfer since 1991. Two years ago today, the casket of Air Force Staff Sergeant Phillip Myers returned from Afghanistan. Robert Gates explains his decision to allow families to decide if media could show the final return home of their loved ones. Prior to this decision made during the George H.W. Bush administration in 1991, journalists were not allowed to photograph the transfer of fallen soldiers.

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Cobain mourned – This day in 1994, legendary grunge rocker Kurt Cobain took his own life. This video is a reminder of the impact his death had on the world. Cobain would have been 44 this year.

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How to save a life the Facebook way – When her husband was in desperate need of a kidney, one woman posted a status update asking a kidney fall from the sky. And while that's not exactly what happened, through the social network she was able to find a match for her husband.

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  1. Brenda griffin

    why keep putting it on president busch.....what about now...the returns of a family loved one should only been seen by family with dignity.....they can make the call then....they are the family and have the right to say what should be seen and not seen....not the goverment....its not there blood kin son or daughter....the parents should have the say...we are very proud of our troops....as an army mom....I know....the family should have the first and last say what they wish.....not someone who has never been around our fallen solider...because they TRUELY dont know how the family feels....I am a army very proud mother...thank god my son lived when he was hit and at walter reed for recovery for over a year and decided to go back...he made that decision on his own and the families of fallen soldiers should have the same say.....we havent been in there shoes and dont know what they have been through ....but I fully believe they have the right to say and do what they want......and as a mom....know they hurt and you should respect thier wishes it was and is there child and now a grown man and as a family member we have all talked and know what are child wants and that should be respected......god bless our troops and thier familes.......

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