June 24, 1951 was a gorgeous day in Korea. It was on this day that an A.P. photographer captured this image of a U.S. soldier's temporary grave. He was interred by his colleagues pretty much where he fell. Per standard operating procedure, the spot is marked with the soldier's bayonet-equipped M1 rifle. There are also two entrenching tools similarly dug in, one with his helmet and the other with his cartridge belt. In a matter of hours, the Army's Graves Registration team would disinter the remains and - over the course of a few weeks - forward them through mortuary affairs based in Japan. Only after proper identification and embalming would the remains be shipped home for final interment.