Skip to comments.Arlington grave scandal grows
Posted on 07/30/2010 4:45:01 AM PDT by Nickname
Estimates of the number of graves potentially affected by mix-ups at Arlington National Cemetery grew to as many as 6,600 today, as the cemeterys former superintendent blamed his staff and a lack of resources for the scandal that forced his ouster.
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Inexcusable for sure, but Claire McKill’s estimates are probably way off.
Totally inexcusable. Even at Arlington, there would have been only a very few new burials per day. If a “staff” of people couldn’t keep track of where a very few new burials took place daily, then they must done no record keeping on a timely basis.
And the former supervisor whines, whines, whines. My wife, she. My dog, it. The dog ate my homework. There was an accident on the highway in front of me this morning. I didn’t have enough staff. I didn’t have enough resources.
It’s not like the occupants of the graves were switching places at night. There was no “checking in” and “checking out” procedure, only incoming.
Has anyone seen reports of the condition of other national military cemeteries? How widely spread is the incompetence? My parents are buried in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, and as a single data point, I can say that their records are accurate.
1 per hour.
No excuse for a "staff" not maintaining accurate records.
All record keeping was once done by hand. Does Higginbotham think that no errors are made if record keeping is done by computer? Guess he's never heard the phrase: "garbage in, garbage out". This was a simple case of record keeping where they should have had checks and double checks to insure the accuracy of the very few new entries per day (from a basic record keeping perspective).
I think I heard they average 30 a day.
Still, no excuse
Sounds like people in charge of tracking might be illiterate.
The real scandal at Arlington Cemetery is that the fat, drunken, murdering socialist @$$hole Ted Kennedy is buried there. Now that's a scandal.
Ted Kennedy was in the military?
Ted Kennedy had JFK as an older brother.
When LBJ killed President John Kennedy, to hide some of the lies, they gave the Kennedy family extra privileges.
I’m looking at this another way. If something as simple as putting the correct grave stone, with the correct name, over the correct grave of our fallen warriors is too difficult a task for the federal government, then how in the name of Sam Hill does the federal government know that any aliens from “countries of interest” coming into this country are who they say they are; especially the ones who are granted refugee status. The documents they provide as proof of their identities are about as reliable as Barry O’s proof that he was born in the US.