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The Old Guard Caisson Platoon Prepares To Take Part in the State Funeral
For Former President Ronald Reagan
7 June 2004

The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Specialist Jason Dye, of the Old Guard Regiment Caisson Platoon at Fort Myer, adjacent
to Arlington National Cemetery, works on the undercarriage of the caisson that will be used
in the funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan

The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Sergeant Derrick Gaithers, far right, of the Old Guard Regiment, adjacent to Arlington National
Cemetery, prepares to cover up the caisson that will be used in the funeral services for former
President Ronald Reagan Other members of the Old Guard Specialist Jason Dye, Private First
Class Michael Reynolds, Sergeant Robert Dodge, and Specialist Christopher Neal.

The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Members of the Old Guard Regimentat Fort Myer, adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery,
work on the Caisson that will be used in the funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan
 
The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Spcecialist Jason Dye, left, and Sergeant Robert Dodge, right, of the Old Guard  work on the
Caisson that will be used in the funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan

The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Private First Class Ian Sanderson, far right, of the Old Guard Regiment Fort Myer, adjacent
to Arlington National Cemetery, leans in to get a closer look at the Caisson that will be used
in the funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan Other members of the Old Guard
are from left to right, Staff Sergeant Derrick Gaither, Sergeant Robert Dodge,
Specialist Jason Dye and Specialist Christopher Neal

The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Specialist Jason Dye, of the Old Guard Regiment  works on the undercarriage of the
Caisson that will be used in the funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan

The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Cleaned and polished saddles sit in a tackroom at Fort Myer, adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery
as preparations continued for funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan

The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Specialist Samuel Dean of Fort Collins, Colorado, a member of the Old Guard, right,
accompanied by farrier Pete Cote of Stafford, Virginia, reshoes 'Sergeant York' at Fort Myer,
Sergeant York will be used as the riderless horse during the funeal procession

The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Cleaned and polished tacks line a tackroom at at Fort Myer as preparations continued
for funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan

The Old Guard Preparing For President Reagan's Funeral PHOTO
Farrier Pete Cote of Stafford, Virginia, cleans a shoe of Sergeant York at Fort Myer,
 in preparation for funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan. Specialist
Samuel Dean of Fort Collins, Colorado, a member of the Old Guard is at left.
Sergeant York will be the rider less horse during the funeral procession.
The national funeral will be Friday, June 11, 2004, at Washington National Cathedral, in Washington.

All Photos Are Courtesy of the Associated Press

Posted: 7 June 2004