Arlington Cemetery Mislabeled Graves May Be 'In the Thousands'
The disgrace the United States has shown its fallen soldiers gets worse: The number of graves in Arlington National Cemetery that are mislabeled may be in the thousands, according to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who chairs the congressional committee looking into the problem. The Army reported that bad management was to blame for 211 people laid to rest in the wrong plots, but the investigation only looked at a small part of the cemetery, meaning there could be many more errors. McCaskill said the findings show waste—and potentially fraud. McCaskill’s subcommittee will hold hearings on the matter Thursday; the former superintendent of the cemetery, John Metzler, and his deputy, Thurman Higginbotham, have been asked to testify. Both were forced to resign last month.