Mortuary Affairs Unit in Iraq

June 28th, 2011

Every once in a while a conversation comes along that really does surprise as much as enlighten. Jessica Goodell graduated from high school in 2001. She enlisted in the Marine Corp to serve her country in a time of war. In 2004 she volunteered to serve in the Marine Corps' Mortuary Affairs unit in Iraq. The unit's mission was to recover and process the remains of dead soldiers and Iraqi civilians. Nothing could have prepared for what was to follow.

My conversation with Jess Goodell about her experience and her memoir SHADE IT BLACK: Death and After in Iraq