Tuesday, September 21, 2010

OK, The Arlington National Cemetery Story Just Keeps Getting Worse .........

It's worse than I thought. How bad is it?

Father Driven To Pick Through His Son’s Remains

"The father was already grieving and reeling from yet another confrontation with Arlington personnel the day before. He demanded and Arlington agreed the vault inside the grave would not be opened until he arrived the morning of the 15th. The father apprehensive about the day’s events was anxious if they would find his son inside. He fumed from yet another breach of trust. The father rejects the dog tags offered to him as verification by Arlington. The dog tags may have been sufficient had the integrity of the coffin not been breached. However, since it had been prior to the family’s arrival; the father then requested visual verification. The staff at Arlington appeared unprepared for what was to come next, thus tipping the father’s hand.

His adrenalin already maxed and because of Arlington’s ineptness, the father instinctively jumps onto the truck in his dress clothes despite the rancid odor. The father begins digging through the water soaked; stench filled rotting dismembered remains of his son, in search of the severed arm with a tattoo on it. Meanwhile the Funeral Director is standing to the side, gagging. The father looks at the Funeral Director and tells him, “Get over here and do your job!”......"

No one should ever have to do such a thing because some dirty Sons-a-Bitches didn't care enough to keep shit running straight.
It's not like Arlington hasn't ever dealt with laying to rest our Soldiers. It's the ONLY FUCKING JOB THEY'VE EVER HAD!!!!

There is just no reason why this kind of shit had to happen.
None. No excuse is good enough for treating our Fallen Soldiers and their Families this way.

Heads should roll. Literally.
Read the entire article above. Then follow the link at the end of it to This collection of stories by Mark Benjamin detailing the whole rotten mess.

Gratuitous Picture for a Tuesday-


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