The Air Force said it first cremated the remains and then included those ashes in larger loads of mortuary medical waste that were burned in an incinerator and taken to a landfill. Incinerating medical waste is a common disposal practice but including cremated human ashes is not, according to funeral home directors, regulators and waste haulers
This is beyond horrific- this is an extremely insidious act. There should be a thorough investigation with just penalities applied to the perpetrators of this egregious act! Our fallen heroes deserve the UTMOST respect and privileges- they gave their lives for this great country!
This problem has been corrected and is no longer happening. It is terrible that it ever did, but it doesn't any more. So, in a way the system worked. the whistle was blown, the perpetrators found and fired.
That doesn't take away the extreme sadness and injustice done to these fallen troops, human beings, and their families and loved ones. When I heard it briefly on the news this morning, I couldn't believe I heard what I heard.