Remains of our War Dead Dumped in Landfill but Osama Got a Full Islamic Burial
Bin Laden got a full on Islamic burial.
Even if it is a bonechip -- it deserves a full burial with honors.
This is no way to treat those who sacrificed their lives for the country. There should be a memorial even if just parts are buried. This is making me sick.
G^d bless the troops and the martyrs of freedom. (hat tip Armaros)
Remains of war dead dumped in landfill Washington Post
The Dover Air Force Base mortuary for years disposed of portions of troops’ remains by cremating them and dumping the ashes in a Virginia landfill, a practice that officials have since abandoned in favor of burial at sea.
The mortuary in Delaware, the main point of entry for the nation’s war dead and the target of federal investigations of alleged mishandling of remains, engaged in the practice from 2003 to 2008, according to Air Force officials. The manner of disposal was not disclosed to relatives of fallen service members.
Air Force officials acknowledged the practice Wednesday in response to inquiries from The Washington Post. They said the procedure was limited to fragments or portions of body parts that were unable to be identified at first or were later recovered from the battlefield, and which family members had said could be disposed of by the military.
Lt. Gen. Darrell G. Jones, the Air Force’s deputy chief for personnel, said the body parts were cremated, then incinerated, and then taken to a landfill by a military contractor. He likened the procedure to the disposal of medical waste.