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This week, after The Post pressed for information contained in the Dover mortuary’s electronic database, the Air Force produced a tally based on those records. It showed that 976 fragments from 274 military personnel were cremated, incinerated and taken to the landfill between 2004 and 2008. An additional group of 1,762 unidentified remains were collected from the battlefield and disposed of in the same manner, the Air Force said. Those fragments could not undergo DNA testing because they had been badly burned or damaged in explosions. The total number of incinerated fragments dumped in the landfill exceeded 2,700. Knowledge of the practices outraged families of fallen troops and the owners of the landfill, who told the Post they were “pulled in unknowingly” to the situation, and that they wouldn’t want “any part” of troops killed defending the country buried in the landfill.
Originally posted by sarra1833
Well it's not just ATS. It's on national news. Becoming quite a thing.
I feel bad for the families of MIA really. Don't care if it's a finger or a whole cremated body. Unidentified? Besides the point. Every single living person out there who has a loved one MIA is now plagued thinking their loved MIA one is in that landfill.
Every single one. I'd almost rather think them still missing in another Country than have a LANDFILL on my mind. Stuff like that, you can't forget easily. How horrific.
Originally posted by hadriana
It doesn't MATTER if they were identified or not.
NOT the garbage.
They could bury them separately.
It's a matter of respect.
Originally posted by CourageousEyesoftheHeart
reply to post by PrimalRed
They could dump them in the sea. Show them just a little respect. They did that for Osama, it's the least they could do for US troops
Originally posted by jude11
Use 'em up...Spit 'em out...Forget 'em.
Starting to treat the military the same as the people. I guess it's a wake up call to show that we are ALL just disposable, replaceable pawns in the elite game.
I get what your saying, but are military people worth more then citizens?