18 Feb '14, 3pm

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The Wisconsin National Guard has suspended a soldier from a funeral honors detail over two photos that sparked outrage and shock were posted to social media. One image shows a group of soldiers — some grinning, some striking comic poses — beside a casket draped in the American flag. The accompanying caption said, “We put the FUN in funeral your fearless honor guard from various states.” The other, posted on Instagram, is a selfie of a woman who appears to be in an honor guard accompanied a caption that reads: “It’s so damn cold out...WHY have a funeral outside! Somebody’s getting a jacked up flag...” Spc. Terry Harrison, member of the Wisconsin Guard’s funeral honor guard team, was suspended Tuesday pending the outcome of the organization’s investigation, said Maj. Paul Rickert, Wisconsin National Guard’s director of public affairs. Harrison is a member of the Madison, Wis...

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