Friday, December 9, 2011

Dover Air Base dumped 274 US troop remains at landfill


Incinerated partial remains of at least 274 troops were reportedly dumped at landfill between 2004-08 by the largest military mortuary in the US, BBC reports quoting the Washington Post. The Washington Post report is based on data from Dover Air Force Base, the main entry port for US war dead.


Another 1,762 remains - which did not undergo DNA testing because they were too badly damaged - were disposed of in the same manner, according to the newspaper.

Families, who had agreed for the remains to be disposed of respectfully, were unaware of the practice.

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