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More trouble at Arlington Cemetery

Matt Schudel

This entry is not strictly about obituaries, but it does relate to our nation's most hallowed ground for fallen service members, Arlington National Cemetery. In a shocking story, Post reporter Christian Davenport and photographer Gerald Martineau have revealed that headstones from Arlington Cemetery are lying neglected in the mud of a nearby creek.

Last week, The Post reported on a whole series of problems at the cemetery, including mismarked graves and a dysfunctional recordkeeping system that is not as reliable as handwritten documents from the 19th century.

In the latest story, no one from the cemetery was able to explain how the headstones of some the nation's military veterans ended up scattered and submerged in a rocky stream. For a sad but stunning gallery of pictures by The Post's amazing Jerry Martineau, who has been shooting for the paper since 1970, look here.

By Matt Schudel  |  June 17, 2010; 2:19 PM ET
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This is sickening.

Posted by: Blurgle | June 17, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

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