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    Remains of war dead dumped in landfill

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/remains-of-war-dead-dumped-in-landfill/2011/11/09/gIQAz7dM6M_story.html?hpid=z1

    The Dover Air Force Base mortuary for years disposed of portions of troops’ remains by cremating them and dumping the ashes in a Virginia landfill, a practice that officials have since abandoned in favor of burial at sea.
    Shocking.. disgusting..

    On Tuesday, the Air Force acknowledged that the mortuary had lost a dead soldier’s ankle and an unidentified body part recovered from an air crash;
    seriously pets are treated better.... heads should roll for this.
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    Re: Remains of war dead dumped in landfill

    This is completely and totally disgusting. There is no need whatsoever to dump the remains of an animal in a landfill, much less that of a human being, especially one who served our country in uniform.
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    Re: Remains of war dead dumped in landfill

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    Shocking.. disgusting..



    seriously pets are treated better.... heads should roll for this.
    Good, let's increase the military budget now $1M so we can bury a lost finger at sea. WTF is wrong with you people; what were they suppose to do, run $billions for DNA testing to match up a foot with a body? They at least cremated the parts, and disposed of them in a sanitary manner. You have evidence that someone's head was cremated and thrown in the dump? When you have surgery, do they bury your removed parts at sea? Were they cremating entire bodies and throwing them in the dump? What if a man loses a leg in the field, and later lives and recovers in the hospital; and what if he then dies in the hospital? Are they suppose to find his leg and bury it with him? This is what PC gets us, insanity!

    As long as the bury the body with military honors, what else can they do? Is he not honored even without his leg?
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    Re: Remains of war dead dumped in landfill

    I don't totally disagree with Conservative, but I think the best solution would be cremating them (they are already doing that) around dover (the parts are already arriving there) and placing them into the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (currently empty x 3). It would be in a place of honor, and the remains will be treated properly.
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    Re: Remains of war dead dumped in landfill

    The problem is less in losing parts, it's in still sending kids over there to be killed.

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    In the end, we're all just meat. We're carbon atoms waiting to rejoin the cycle. No big deal. So long as the loved ones get a flag, what does it matter? Would you prefer they got a leg, instead of the flag? Or a leg AND a flag?
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Remains of war dead dumped in landfill

    Tom worked in the DaNang Mortuary in VietNam. I asked him if the Mortuary ever got body parts. Of course, they did. Said that if the parts came in with the dead soldier, they stayed with the soldier and were embalmed and sent home. Lots of times they got body parts from the hospital. Those were incinerated without ceremony. He had no idea what happened to the ashes....probably went to a dump, he said.

    What a thing to talk about on Veteran's Day Eve.

    Remains of War Dead Dumped in Landfill title is a bit dramatic. Technically, the "cremains" are (were) disposed of in a landfill. That's what'll happen with mine. No big deal. I'm not surprised there's an investigation, though. That's the way our government rolls. Remember, these were body parts, not bodies. Big difference. Big.

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    Re: Remains of war dead dumped in landfill

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Tom worked in the DaNang Mortuary in VietNam. I asked him if the Mortuary ever got body parts. Of course, they did. Said that if the parts came in with the dead soldier, they stayed with the soldier and were embalmed and sent home. Lots of times they got body parts from the hospital. Those were incinerated without ceremony. He had no idea what happened to the ashes....probably went to a dump, he said.

    What a thing to talk about on Veteran's Day Eve.

    Remains of War Dead Dumped in Landfill title is a bit dramatic. Technically, the "cremains" are (were) disposed of in a landfill. That's what'll happen with mine. No big deal. I'm not surprised there's an investigation, though. That's the way our government rolls. Remember, these were body parts, not bodies. Big difference. Big.

    Bring our guys home, damn it.
    I was FAP'ed to Da Nang and temporarily assigned to the GRS for a bit.... and yeah, Tom is telling you right, at least according to my experience.
    I'm not sure what we did with the ashes of the parts either... that wasn't my gig.... but I do know we incinerated them.

    when you are looking at 3 bodies... and 7 feet.. whatchagonnado?

    you'd think they would have a better handle on thing today though.... a lot less bodies , more control over the battlefield, better body retrieval capacity, etc

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    Re: Remains of war dead dumped in landfill

    it would seem at least there should be some kind of "tomb of the unknown" or burial at sea option. hell, find a way to release us in the air and soar over the country or something....

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    Re: Remains of war dead dumped in landfill

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Tom worked in the DaNang Mortuary in VietNam. I asked him if the Mortuary ever got body parts. Of course, they did. Said that if the parts came in with the dead soldier, they stayed with the soldier and were embalmed and sent home. Lots of times they got body parts from the hospital. Those were incinerated without ceremony. He had no idea what happened to the ashes....probably went to a dump, he said.

    What a thing to talk about on Veteran's Day Eve.

    Remains of War Dead Dumped in Landfill title is a bit dramatic. Technically, the "cremains" are (were) disposed of in a landfill. That's what'll happen with mine. No big deal. I'm not surprised there's an investigation, though. That's the way our government rolls. Remember, these were body parts, not bodies. Big difference. Big.

    Bring our guys home, damn it.
    Preferably alive, even sans a few body parts.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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