Sheeler, a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, won a
Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his story on which this book is based.
The primary focus is Major Steve Beck, a Marine officer whose duty
it is to knock on the door of a soldier's family to give them the
unbearable news that their son or husband or brother is dead.
Although Sheeler claims his book has no political agenda, FINAL
SALUTE deals with matters that at least a portion of the general
public would just as soon ignore,