Killed in battle in Iraq, Marine Corporal Brett Lundstrom was honored by his people, the Lakota (a Native American Indian Tribe) with the traditional burial customs.

His body was placed in the tent overnight so that he could communicate with the spirits of ancestors who died before him.  The Lakota believe that these spirits will guide him to the spirit world.

Read more about Cpl. Lundstrom and see fascinating pictures of the funeral at Heyoka Magazine.