Thursday, July 29, 2010

Arlington: Possibly Thousands

Possibly Thousands Of Mishandled Arlington Graves

July 29, 2010 Washington…The estimate of possibly mishandled graves at Arlington National Cemetery soared into the thousands Thursday, and ousted cemetery officials conceded that they knew about problems at least five years ago.

A Senate report released Thursday said that 4,900 to 6,600 graves among the 330,000 veterans and others buried at Arlington may be unmarked, improperly marked, or mislabeled on cemetery maps.

An Army survey released in June of three of the cemetery's 70 sections revealed 211 mishandled graves. The Senate report reached the larger figure by projecting the error rate onto the entire cemetery. Continued

Burial fiasco at Arlington under investigation

July 29: In light of a recent report, a Congressional subcommittee is investigating the wide-ranging mistakes made in Arlington National Cemetery, including mismatched graves. Countdown guest host Lawrence O’Donnell discusses.

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