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 Skelton Announces June 30 Hearing on Arlington National Cemetery
 
 Washington, D.C. – Today House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Missouri) announced that the full committee will hold a hearing on the Army Inspector General’s report on mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

“Arlington National Cemetery is a sacred place, and it is important for us to make sure the Army is taking all of the necessary steps to keep such egregious actions from ever happening again. I want our witnesses to explain how they plan to correct the management problems at Arlington,” said Skelton.

Hearing on Arlington National Cemetery
10:00 a.m. – Wednesday, June 30, 2010
2118 Rayburn House Office Building

Invited witnesses:

The Honorable John McHugh
Secretary of the Army

Lieutenant General R. Steven Whitcomb
Army Inspector General



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Skelton Says Committee Will Investigate Problems at Arlington National Cemetery

Washington, DC – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Missouri) released the following statement on the Department of the Army Inspector General’s report on errors and misconduct at Arlington National Cemetery:

“Arlington National Cemetery is a sacred shrine and it breaks my heart to learn about mismarked gravesites, mishandling of remains, missing documentation, and failures to notify next-of-kin.  This conduct is disgraceful and cannot be tolerated.

“The House Armed Services Committee will investigate this issue and work to ensure that every single element of the cemetery’s operations conveys the honor, dignity, and respect our nation’s military heroes and their families have earned.”


Posted: 21 June 2010
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