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    Army Secretary John McHugh has fired the top two officials overseeing Arlington National Cemetery over allegations of mismanagement, including burying a service member's body on top of another, Fox News has confirmed.

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    Officials told NBC News that over the past couple of years, some of the 300,000 graves at Arlington were improperly marked and in some cases bodies were buried in the wrong graves.

    In 2008, a master sergeant was buried on top of a staff sergeant already in the grave, but the error wasn't discovered until the widow of the first service member buried there complained to authorities that someone else's headstone had been placed on her husband's grave, NBC News reported.

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    um....how hard is it to figure out that there is another headstone where you're suppose to be buring someone?
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    It happens,

    Here in town there's a sereant that has two head stones, each with a different death date; they're six months apart.
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    Anybody know who used to own the plantation that became Arlington Cemetery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpig View Post
    Anybody know who used to own the plantation that became Arlington Cemetery?
    Gen. Robert E. Lee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Gen. Robert E. Lee.
    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpig View Post
    Exactly.
    And what does this have to do with the fact that they have screwed up and buried heros in the wrong graves and some of them unmarked.

    211 mistakes have been documented so far.

    "Arlington officials went to bury a service member in what was supposed to be an empty grave. And guess what? There was already somebody there," he explained. "They didn't know who it was, and they covered it up with grass and they walked away."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Gen. Robert E. Lee.
    Through marriage; it was a Custis family property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Through marriage; it was a Custis family property.
    Really? I didn't know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Really? I didn't know that.
    Yeah...one of Lincolns more vindictive acts
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