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  • n  an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
  • n  a two-wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition
  • n  a chest to hold ammunition
  • n  large watertight chamber used for construction under water

  • The flag-draped casket was pulled on a caisson the same one that had carried FDR by six gray horses; a riderless horse named Black Jack followed behind, a sword hanging .
  • His remains were taken from the Ethnographic Museum, reverently laid on an artillery caisson, and drawn by 138 young reserve officers in a procession that stretched for two miles.
  • Crossing the Potomac into Virginia, the procession stopped at the cemetery gate, where an iron-tired Army caisson with six grey horses waited to carry to the grave the body of .
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  • Coming home is bittersweet
    OLIVE BRANCH — In a solemn and moving ceremony before hundreds of onlookers at Olive Branch High School this past Saturday, the remains of the American servicemen of “Cap 72,” an intelligence gathering aircraft that was lost over Laos on February 5th, 1969, were brought onto the field by a horse drawn caisson and the casket was placed before those gathered for the repatriation service.
    June 15, 2013 - DeSoto Times-Tribune

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