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originally posted by: Zaphod58
This is an utterly disgusting story. A report has come out that between 2003 and 2008 the Air Force took the unclaimed partial remains of 274 soldiers, incinerated them, and dumped them in a Virginia landfill.
Permission had been given by the families to dispose of the remains in a "respectful and dignified manner". Instead they were dumped, and it was actively covered up. Now that questionshave been raised, the Undersecretary for Personnel said that ""It would require a massive effort and time to recall records and research individually,"
The remains consisted of 976 sets of partial remains from 274 soldiers, and an additional 1,762 sets of remains that were too damaged to be DNA tested.