Arlington Natl. Cemetary-Vets Dishonored

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  1. K8PG

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    :mad: Hello all,

    Yesterday I was watching some news channel and they had a story
    about Using the grave stones from WW1/WW2 and the Korean war mens
    grave stones to sure up the creek bank ???? one they featured was A
    WW1/WW2 and Korean war Captain in the Navy whos marker was in
    with tens of others in the bottom of the creek and sides-What are they
    recycling burying spots-one on top of eachother-What a Damned Shame
    :mad::mad: Is that what it has come too ? did anyone else see this ?:mad:
  2. KD0EAH

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  3. K9STH

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    Supposedly the Veterans' Administration will make a new marker when the writing on the old one can no longer be easily read. However, I don't know how true this is. My great great grandfather, Private William James Stump 128th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, died of typhoid fever after being wounded at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (had he stayed with his unit and not have gone to the military hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he may have lived). The marker on his grave in the Chattanooga National Cemetery was barely readable the last time I was there about 7 years ago. Also, his last name was misspelled. I furnished the cemetery officials copies of all the documents and they "promised" to get a new marker. However, I have not been back there to verify that the marker has been replaced. Somehow, my "gut feeling" is that the marker has not been replaced.

    Glen, K9STH
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