Chattanooga National Cemetery says no mix-ups here
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - The Chattanooga National Cemetery director says a triple-check system makes it unlikely his cemetery will experience grave mix-ups like the ones recently reported at Arlington National Cemetery.
U.S. Army investigators have said as many as 6,600 graves may be mixed up at the Virginia cemetery and national landmark.
But Chattanooga cemetery director Paul Martin told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the system here uses person-to-person transfers, a computer notification system and a four-person review. All that helps prevent misidentifications or incorrect placements of veterans' remains.
The Arlington cemetery is under a different system, controlled by the Army under the Department of Defense. The Chattanooga National Cemetery is controlled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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