Barracks Marines honor fallen CIA officer

10 Dec 2001 | Cpl. Chad C. Adams

Body Bearers from "B" Company, Marine Barracks, Washington, carry out the solemn duty of folding the colors once draped from the casket of slain CIA officer, and former Marine, Johnny Micheal "Mike" Spann during a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. 

A former artillery captain, Spann left the Marine Corps more than two years ago to join the CIA's Special Activities Division, where he served as a paramilitary officer.

Although Spann's military service didn't meet the strict criteria required for internment at Arlington National Cemetery, President George W. Bush signed a waiver at the request of the family.