Your Funeral Guy first reported on the record keeping problem, and potential mishandling of Graves at Arlington National Cemetery in November 2009. In spite of some recent reporting at the Washington Post on the WhistleBlowing done on ANC the army appears to have investigated and handled this situtaion fairly and objectively.
Snippet from the Washington Post article from a week ago.
There is good reason to believe there are thousands — perhaps more than 15,000 — such desecrations of our military dead and their families.
There is a problem with the June 20th report and the 15,000 Grave desecration Number. NO Documentation and when making a statement like the POST should document it. The Washington Post is correct on one thing. The Whistleblower, Gina Gray is owed an apology by Department of the Army.
I first heard rumblings about this when I began conducting funerals at ANC in 2003. The situation did not occur overnight and that certain officials had an interest in keeping it quiet.Given the Number of funerals conducted and number of people involved with Funerals and burials at Arlington it is amazing that there have not been more difficulties. THE PROBLEMS GO DIRECTLY TO THE LACK OF COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. THIS IS A CLEAR ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR.
Hundreds of folks at ANC do all they can to honor our war hero’s in the best way possible Everyday. AND YES THERE SHOULD NEVER BE AN ERROR IN ANY MILITARY HERO’S BURIAL OR GRAVE.
A Burial at ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY IS A MOVING EVENT THAT ONE NEVER FORGETS. THE BEST FUNERALS AND BURIALS ON EARTH TAKE PLACE THERE.
THIS ADMINISTRATION ERROR IS UNFORTUNATE-Easily FIXED, and should have been taken care of Years ago. A GREAT PLACE “ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY” WILL SOON BE GREATER BECAUSE OF THE WHISTLEBLOWING AND THE INVESTIGATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY.
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