American Legion Collecting for Landfill Remains Memorial

Group wants ceremony, memorial for soldiers whose remains were dumped in landfill

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011  |  Updated 4:39 PM EDT
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Outrage Over Mishandled Remains of Service Members

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Outrage Over Mishandled Remains of Service Members

There are calls for an investigation into how the cremated body parts of fallen service members ended up in a landfill in King George County, Va.

Outrage Over Mishandled Remains of Service Members

There are calls for an investigation into how the cremated body parts of fallen service members ended up in a landfill in King George County, Va.
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A Virginia American Legion Post is collecting funds for a permanent memorial for service members whose cremated remains were disposed at landfill.

The partial remains of at least 274 U.S. service members that arrived at Dover Air Base in Delaware were sent to the King George County Landfill. Families of the fallen had authorized the military to respectfully dispose of the remains.

American Legion Post 89 in King George County set up an account for memorial contributions.

In addition to a memorial on property near the landfill, a group wants to organize a ceremony for the service members.

Checks to American Legion Post 89 with the note "Memorial Fund" can be mailed to:

Landfill Memorial Fund c/o Rich Lorey
11284 Shady Lane
King George, VA 22485

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