Bodies Misidentified at Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC

Army: Bodies Misidentified at Arlington Cemetery
Anne Flaherty and Pauline Jelinek, Associated Press (June 10, 2010)

This is a breaking story which I just got from the Washington Post via the Associated Press. In short, an investigation at the Arlington National Cemetery has revealed that despite strict protocol for US military funerals and burial, the bodies of at least 200 soldiers have been improperly identified or even misplaced. It’s hard to say much more at this point until more details emerge, but I’ll be keeping an eye on this development. Stay tuned!

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3 thoughts on “Bodies Misidentified at Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC

  • R.Brian Burkhardt, 12 June 10:49 am

    FYI, the AP becomes extremely hostile when quoted directly and you do not have an ap news organization subscription.(you may have one)

    News organizations pay for that information

  • Meg Holle, 15 June 11:06 am

    Oh, those pesky, super-short articles, so tempting (and egregious) to post wholesale. Thanks for keeping us honest, Funeral Guy. I’ve edited the post.

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