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Washington Post Updates Virginia Landfill Report, Says At Least 274 Soldiers’ Bodies Were Discarded

WaPo Updates Virginia Landfill Report, Says At Least 274 Soldiers' Bodies Were Discarded

In November, we let you know about a Washington Post report on Virginia’s Dover Air Force Base practice of dumping the incinerated remains of fallen soldiers at a nearby landfill.

RELATED: Washington Post: Remains Of War Dead Sent To Virginia Landfill

Now, the Washington Post is reporting that even more soldiers’ remains have been dumped than initially acknowledged:

The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show.

The paper also found that, according to records, the disposals were never formally authorized, nor were they disclosed to senior officials at the Pentagon.

h/t Washington Post

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