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Soldier's coffin in airport baggage cart ?

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posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 12:07 PM
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The Army is investigating a woman's claim that a soldier's flag-draped casket was placed in an airport baggage cart with other luggage while being transferred between airline flights.



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I was shocked to read this and surprised I haven't seen anything else on this in the headlines or on here (maybe I missed it ? If so please direct me and lock this thread mods
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I can imagine how distressing this would be on someone to see. I'd certainly be upset to see the remains of a fallen soldier amongst the luggage coming off an aircraft.

I thought dead soldiers were suppose to get 1st class treatment? Or is it that amid all the tragedy's we have at the present time that those in charge are being careless ?




posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 02:08 PM
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Bush won't even attend the funerals of those who die for his cause.



posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 09:08 PM
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Did George Washington attend the funerals of those who died for the American revolution?

Jeez... if you're going to attack President Bush, at least do so in a way that makes sense.



posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 09:13 PM
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The American Revolution and the raping of another country is 2 way different things..

Don't mix up treason and patriotism as the same thing man.. It makes you look bad.



posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 10:37 PM
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Raping of another country - that's your own opinion.

Many others see it as liberating Iraq from the hands of an insane dictator. And many more would see turning an authoritorian state to a democratic nation as a good thing...

Patriotism - hah, are you sure I'M the one mixing it up?

[edit on 2-12-2006 by k4rupt]



posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 10:44 PM
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Discuss the story, add information to the story...

Keep the mudslinging out of replies.



posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 10:51 PM
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The story really doesn't seem to be credible according to the article and not even plausible if the word of the airline is credible.

Does anyone ever click a link here or even read the articles they post?



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 05:10 AM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
The story really doesn't seem to be credible according to the article and not even plausible if the word of the airline is credible.


Well I was hoping others may have more on the story, as I metnioned I only saw this and nothing else in any online news headlines.

I just thought IF this treatment of a fallen soldier's remains was believed to be true alot of people would be outraged/upset by it ?



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 11:45 AM
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Let me get this right the individual who witnessed this said why couldnt they use a Hearse??? Say what a hearse to switch planes???? I do not think so.

Also I have seen a lot of cargo carts at airports including, Cloced/enclosed, Open with rails or open without rails which is essentially a flat bed and the only one that would hold a casket that I know of is the flat bed, yet she claims the baggage handlers put luggage in the cart. :shk:



[edit on 12/3/2006 by shots]



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 03:12 PM
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Many others see it as liberating Iraq from the hands of an insane dictator. And many more would see turning an authoritorian state to a democratic nation as a good thing...


HAHAHA, you're always there supporting this traitor every time someone is portraying the reality, a stupid moron who invaded Iraq for money and oil, not liberate them. They even have less liberties and being killed everyday 100X than under Saddam. Saddam, who was armed and financed by the USA. Know your history and stop being a sheep.



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by Byrd
Discuss the story, add information to the story...

Keep the mudslinging out of replies.



I'm confused, was this soldier without a military escort, as in the Marine/ Soldier/ Aviator/ Sailor that is supposed to ride on the flight? I mean, it might sound cruel but how do you think the casket makes it to the plane? Once again not to sound cold, but having 6 service people in their Class A's carrying the casket into the baggage area, with how strapped our military is right now, hardly seems like a wise idea. As awful as it sounds, at least in my experiences, a KIA has one service person escort his casket home, that is it.....
















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posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 03:51 PM
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Loading caskets on baggage carts for transport around the airport?

Standard Operating Procedure


Invading and destabilising foreign countries with as full blown military invasion by a group of traitors in charge of the United States.

Standard Operating Procedure



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by ImJaded

I can imagine how distressing this would be on someone to see. I'd certainly be upset to see the remains of a fallen soldier amongst the luggage coming off an aircraft.

I thought dead soldiers were suppose to get 1st class treatment? Or is it that amid all the tragedy's we have at the present time that those in charge are being careless ?



I'm not sure what people were expecting. There is only one luggage compartment on the plane. There is no 1st class luggage area specifically made for transporting coffins and such. The article says there was a uniformed member of the military escorting the coffin and of course it was transported on a baggage carrier, how else do you transport a coffin around the tarmac?? The article says that the airline claims in was transported solo on a baggage carrier ... the person complaining was upset it came out of the luggage area.

I'm really confused and not to belittle the dead soldier but how would she prefer he be shipped. Strapped to the roof of the plane? Or propped up in a seat??

When my grandma died in Pennsylvania visitng relatives she was shipped home to Florida via a common carrier in much the same manner ... minus the escort. I'm sure the funeral home used a van and not a hearse to deliver her body to and from the airport.



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