Dover Air Force Base
Partial remains of several 9/11 victims were incinerated by a military contractor and sent to a landfill, a government report said Tuesday in the latest of a series of revelations about the Pentagon’s main mortuary for the war dead.
Even in war, some jobs take risk to a whole new level. Dismantling bombs was the job of Airman First Class Matthew Seidler.
The body parts of soldiers lost, their family members never notified. Wednesday night, the Pentagon orders a review of mishandled remains at Dover Air Force Base.
Assuming the grimmest role of his job, President Barack Obama on Tuesday prepared to privately honor the remains of the fallen returning home from war, this time the troops killed in a helicopter attack that claimed more American lives than any other incident of the Afghanistan war.
Troops killed in the deadliest day of the Afghan war are coming home Tuesday — traveling in death much the same way they did in life — shrouded in secrecy.
The Pentagon says the remains of the 30 U.S. troops killed in the Afghanistan helicopter shot down over the weekend will be brought to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Tuesday.