Black People : 8 sets of remains in 1 military grave....

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    The discovery of eight sets of cremated remains in a single grave marked "unknown" at Arlington National Cemetery has led to an inquiry. Army investigators, who have identified some of the remains, are looking into possible criminal actions.





    http://www.bing.com/search?q=eight+remains+found+one+grave&form=msnpop


    Army probes remains mix-up at Arlington Cemetery

    An Army investigation has found that potentially hundreds of remains at Arlington National Cemetery have been misidentified or misplaced, in a scandal marring the reputation of the nation's pre-eminent burial ground for its honored dead.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/06/10/VI2010061005693.html
     
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    wow that's deep !
    and to say UNKNOWN.
    smh
     
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    Senator: Arlington Grave Problem Growing
    July 27, 2010
    Associated Press


    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri senator whose subcommittee is investigating potential contracting fraud at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday said the number of mislabeled graves there could be in the thousands.

    An internal Army investigation found at least 211 discrepancies between burial maps and grave sites at Arlington. The review found lax management of the cemetery and a reliance on paper records to manage the burial sites.


    At a news conference Monday in Columbia, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said the number of burial site errors could be much higher because the Army report was limited to a small section of the cemetery.

    McCaskill called the growing scandal a matter of "heartbreaking incompetence" and said the military has spent more than $5.5 million over seven years in its unsuccessful attempts to computerize the cemetery's burial records.

    "At the very essence here you have waste," she said. "There may be fraud -- we don't know at this point."

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs' subcommittee on contracting oversight, chaired by McCaskill, will hold a hearing in Washington on Thursday on its cemetery investigation.

    The list of invited witnesses includes former cemetery superintendent John Metzler and deputy superintendent Thurman Higginbotham. Both retired earlier this month after they were forced to resign, and McCaskill said she is not certain if either will show up to the hearing. She declined to say whether the subcommittee would subpoena either man.

    "We are doing everything we can to get both [of the officials] to the hearing," she said. "Their attendance is not a certainty."

    Robert Mance, Higginbotham's Washington lawyer, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment. And an Arlington cemetery spokeswoman declined a request for comment, noting that Army leaders "will provide insight" on Thursday.

    Perched along the Potomac River across from the nation's capital, Arlington National Cemetery is considered among the country's most revered burial sites, with more than 300,000 people interred with military honors. An average of 30 funerals occur each day.

    The cemetery includes the graves of former presidents as well as U.S. Supreme Court justices.


    http://www.military.com/news/article/senator-arlington-grave-problem-growing.html


    - See how much they really love and appreciate those that fight and die for this country! They have so much love that they make sure you can't find them after they die.....

    You might be going to visit a loved one and actually end up placing flowers and saying a prayer for someonelse.
     
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    US outrage as scandal grows over Arlington military grave mix-up. Thousands visiting wrong headstones in Virginia

    Senator in charge attacked for lack of explanation

    Arlington, close to Washington, has been the national military cemetery since the civil war and is an emotional site in the US.

    The families of thousands of dead American soldiers may have been mourning at the wrong graves for years, it was revealed yesterday, as more than 6,000 headstones at Arlington cemetery may have been mixed up.

    There was outrage among families, the American Legion and others last month when the number of graves that had been misnamed was thought to be 211. The higher figure was revealed yesterday at a Senate investigation into how there could be so much confusion over the headstones at the US national military cemetery.

    Senator Claire McCaskill, who is heading the Senate committee conducting the inquiry, said: "We now know that the problems with graves at Arlington may be far more extensive than previously acknowledged. At a conservative estimate, 4,900 to 6,600 graves may be unmarked, improperly marked, or mislabeled on the cemetery's maps."

    Arlington, just across the river from Washington, is one of the most revered and emotional sites in the US, having been used for members of the military since the civil war. There are an estimated 300,000 graves, including those of John F Kennedy and his two brothers, Robert and Edward.

    Fresh graves are being dug regularly for the dead from Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Army investigators found that Arlington has been mismanaged, with remains buried in graves listed as empty and others had headstones but no remains. Others were unmarked or misidentified, or did not appear on cemetery maps.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/29/us-arlington-military-headstones-mixup

    - This makes absolutely no sense. There is no explanation for this type of blunder! The only answer there can be, is that it was done and being done on purpose!
     
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