Pallbearers carry the body of Pfc. Brandon Smith, a 20-year old Marine killed on duty in Iraq, at his funeral March 26, 2004.
A planned proposal in Congress would increase the financial compensation to families for soldiers killed in combat. Currently, the U.S. government pays a $12,000 'death gratuity,' but some lawmakers are suggesting that be upped to $100,000. NPR's David Welna reports.