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Posted at 2:10 PM ET, 06/17/2010

Update on Arlington headstones

By Washington Post editors

Here's a quick follow-up to our story today about several headstones that were found in a creek and along a creekbed at Arlington National Cemetery -- the nation's best known military burial ground. At least one of the markers had a name engraved on it, but the name -- thought to be that of a Navy captain -- was difficult to decipher.

Through a spokesperson, Patrick K. Hallinan, the cemetery's new superintendent said that he has directed that the headstone be removed, documented and stored until a thorough search of records is conducted.

Hallinan is arranging a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers on Friday to discuss potential impact and environmental concerns and to ensure the actions taken are coordinated appropriately.

This newest discovery comes after officials acknowledged last week there are more than 200 unmarked or misidentified graves at the cemetery.

-- Christian Davenport

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2010; 2:10 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Virginia  
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