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Documents Show Debate Over 9/11 Remains Dumped In Landfill

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Newly released Pentagon documents show that Air Force officers debated briefly about burial at sea before concluding that 1,321 unidenti...

Dover Mortuary Whistleblowers Reportedly Suffered Retaliation

The New York Times | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

A report says that officials at Dover Air Force Base retaliated against four employees after they raised concerns about the mishandling of service mem...

Report: Remains Of 274 Troops Dumped In Virginia Landfill

AP | Posted 02.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A published report says the remains of many more troops have been dumped in a Virginia landfill than the military originally acknow...

Remains Of War Dead Dumped In Landfill

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock and Greg Jaffe | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

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, ...

Air Force Makes Second Embarrassing Mistake In Three Years

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Gruesome revelations about mishandling the nation's war dead mark the Air Force's second embarrassing failure in three years, follo...

Air Force Officials Disciplined For 'Gross Mismanagement' After Losing Body Parts Of War Dead

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON — The Dover military mortuary entrusted with the solemn duty of receiving and caring for America's war dead twice lost body parts of ...

White House Photo Of Dead Troops Ceremony Sparks Protest

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of ...

Military Launches Probe Into Afghanistan Helicopter Crash That Killed 30 U.S. Troops

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The military has opened an investigation into Saturday's devastating helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan that killed 30 U.S. tr...

Pfc. Ryan Grady Killed In Afghanistan: Vermont National Guardsman's Body Brought Back To U.S.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Army Pfc. Ryan J. Grady's body was brought to U.S. soil Sunday when the aircraft carrying the slain soldier, father, brother, and husband landed at Do...

Ryan Grady, U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan, Returning To Dover Air Force Base July Fourth

Tulsa World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pfc. Ryan J. Grady, 25, formerly of Bristow, was killed Thursday when an improvised explosive device hit the military vehicle he was in near Bagram ai...

Joan Cote, USO Delaware, Manages The Military's 'Dignified Transfer'

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mention the United Service Organizations -- almost universally known as the USO -- to most Americans, and the first thing you'll likely hear is "Bob H...

David Sparks, Air Force Chaplain, Offers Comfort To Families Of The Fallen

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mention the United Service Organizations -- almost universally known as the USO -- to most Americans, and the first thing you'll likely hear is "Bob...

Reading the Pictures: Every Day Is Memorial Day at Dover

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

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I could hear a woman, probably the wife or the mother, crying a terrible wail that was the only sound on the airfield.

Obama Heads To Dover Air Force Base To Honor Fallen Soldiers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** BEN FELLER, Associated Press DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Standing in the pre-dawn darkness, President Barack Obama...

Lawrence O'Donnell Slams Liz Cheney For Criticizing Obama's Trip To Honor Fallen Soldiers (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On "Countdown" Friday night, host Lawrence O'Donnell called out Liz Cheney for criticizing President Obama's visit to Dover Air Force Base to honor th...

What Color Is The Sky In Palin's World?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Palin's saying Obama wasn't acknowledging the sacrifices of our troops can mean only two things: either her mind exists on an entirely different planet, or she knows she's being completely disingenuous.

Soldier Suicides: The War Condolences Obama Won't Send

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Gregg Keesling said that when he and his wife went to Dover Air Force Base to greet their son's coffin, a master sergeant said: "I'm greeting a suicide body almost every day. There's something going on."

Obama's Dover Salute Is an Iconic Image of His Presidency

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

Obama didn't have to go to Dover. Bush never went we're told. He could've stayed at the White House and kept some distance from the war. But instead he put himself firmly in front as commander in chief.

Obama's Visit to Section 60 Reminds America of War Dead -- Again

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

President Obama chose to spotlight the ultimate sacrifice that so many of America's servicemen and women have made -- and the military families who carry those sacrifices as well.

Memorial Day: A History

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

'Why don't the mothers of mankind interfere in these matters, to prevent the waste of that human life of which they alone bear and know the cost?'

Media Witness Return Of War Casualty For First Time In 18 Years

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

DOVER, Del. — For the first time since an 18-year ban on news coverage of returning war dead was lifted, the media witnessed the arrival Sunday ...

Wars Made Real: Photography at Dover Air Force Base

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

Let's all pat ourselves on the back for being American patriots: let's fire up the grill, get plastered on booze, eat ourselves into a stupor, watch television, go shopping and call it Memorial Day.

Time To Reverse 'Dover' Policy

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jon Soltz

Showing unidentified flag-draped coffins coming into Dover (or any other ports of entry) is an unfortunate part of war that the public has a right to see.

Time to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

We have had a long tradition of coming together as a nation to memorialize our fallen heroes--the men and women whose lives were lost on the battlefie...