Still in the military, Mice? I'm kind of missing all the acronyms being tossed around that I don't have a clue what they mean, and I can't figure them out from context.
Also... did you actually ever have to eat mice on deployment?
I don't think that reverance or respect for the dead needs the dead to be hidden from sight completely. It is the attitude that you bring, as a witness to a dead body, that matters, not the display and witnessing of a dead body, per se.