Mishandled Remains

December 11, 2011 - 12:50 AM
Gari-Lynn Smith sits in her home in Frenchtown, N.J., Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, and holds a case with an American flag and medals from her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Smith, a bomb-disposal technician, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. It took Smith more than four years to learn what happened to the final remains of her husband. The New Jersey widow never thought that knowing would be worse than not, or that her search would lead to the bottom of a landfill. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)