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USMC Crime Scene Cleaners Draw On Iraq Experience as Biotrauma, Inc.
Date:2/24/2009

GAINESVILLE, Ga., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the first group of Marines ever trained to perform search and recovery duties for fallen servicemen overseas, Benjamin Lichtenwalner and Ryan Sawyer realized both the historical and practical importance of their mission from day one. This ultimately resulted in their establishment of Biotrauma, Inc. - a death scene cleaning firm founded on sensitivity for the emotionally traumatized.

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"In Iraq, we became seasoned in dialogue with people who were emotionally distraught. Units that incurred a casualty would often times assign an escort for the remains, and that escort would typically be a good friend of the deceased and someone who we would encounter frequently during the course of our work," says Lichtenwalner.

When it comes to biotrauma remediation, timeliness is crucial for families' psychological well being. Sawyer likens the work to his experience in Iraq - maintaining on-call readiness at all hours of the night: "When remains were recovered from the field and sent to our location for documentation, it would most likely happen at night to avoid enemy rocket-fire."

The two Marines gained a deep reverence for the deceased after having performed countless "flight-line ceremonies" as they loaded human remains on aircrafts for transport.

"These were respectful commemorations performed by warriors for warriors... without an audience," says Lichtenwalner.

As they service families here in the States, Sawyer and Lichtenwalner say they are elevating the American standard of living. "100 years ago, it was common for a family to bury their own. As a need for sensitivity was realized, the role of the funeral director came into view," says Sawyer.
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