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Military Graves Mismarked At 2 Bay Area Cemeteries

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to contact family members about mistaken grave markings at a pair of Bay Area military cemeteries.

The department has found 102 misplaced headstones and 21 graves that did not have a marker during an audit of the roughly 3 million graves under its management. The audit, which is approximately half way completed, comes after VA officials notified Congress in January that the remains of eight people had been discovered buried at the wrong site.

This time, the vast majority of mistakes occurred when headstones were temporarily removed during second interments and not put back on the proper gravesite. Those mistakes took place primarily at San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio and Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno.

Glenn Powers, a deputy undersecretary with the VA’s National Cemetery Administration, said the number of discrepancies was small but unacceptable.

“We will make appropriate notifications to those family members that we can contact and, in keeping with our culture of accountability and continuous management improvement, fix the issues,” Powers said in a statement Wednesday.

The total number of problems discovered in under the VA’s supervision has grown to 249 with the latest update.

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  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

  • lee

    Good point considering that corrupt FBI and DEA may be responsible for deaths.

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