The Vietcong killed him, too
I’m hoping this Drudge story isn’t true.
According the report “unnamed servicemen” are angry because the remains of Howard Dean’s younger brother were identified and repatriated with full military honors. The anger supposedly stems from the fact that he was a civilian and the remains of many dead servicemen are still unaccounted for. Of course, the younger Dean and his companion were reportedly killed by the Vietcong because they were thought to have been working for the American government. Thus, they ended up dying for their country in the same way enlisted men were killed, by the enemy fighting the United States. Draping a flag over the coffins seems appropriate. Why begrudge the family such a gesture?