Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Unknown

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/07/pearl-harbor-survivor-helps-identify-unknown-dead/

After Pearl Harbor was attacked, the military was worried that their may be more attacks.  They were concerned that the Japanese could return and land troops on the islands.  The military had over a thousand bodies to take care of and a war to fight.  Many of the bodies were buried quickly and with little attempt to determine who they were in life.

A survivor of those attacks has been working with the Department of Defense to identify the bodies of people who were buried as Unknown.  This man has been doing this for years and has identified many people who were Unknown.  A grateful nation owes him a debt of thanks for this work.

The USA should never stop trying to identify unknown bodies of our servicemen.  We owe the families a body to bury and that means we have to identify them, every time.  It is not too much to give to a family that has given a loved one in the defense of our nation; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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