The 82nd Airborne is changing its policy for memorial services — and it may affect paratroopers who die by suicide

Soldiers who die by suicide may not receive full military honors in future 82nd Airborne Division memorial ceremonies, a spokesman confirmed to Army Times. Going forward, commanders in the 82nd Airborne can choose from two different kinds of ceremonies: The regular ceremony with the usual complement of military courtesies, and an alternate ceremony, created for soldiers who died by suicide and those who died by misconduct, that allows units to omit a handful of courtesies.   Those courtesies include the final roll call, firing of volleys and sounding of taps, among others, according to a course of action decision slide … Continue reading The 82nd Airborne is changing its policy for memorial services — and it may affect paratroopers who die by suicide