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Sensitive Veteran Records From Arlington Cemetery Discovered in Abandoned Storage Unit

by John Stevens June 24, 2011 9:22 AM
A self storage manager of a Northern Virginia facility came across 69 boxes of Arlington National Cemetery burial records on June 10 inside an abandoned storage unit. The discovery has triggered a criminal investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives which says the incident has raised questions of privacy issues and indicates another sign of management problems at the Army-run cemetery. [More]

CA Self Storage Manager Steps in to Bury Forgotten Veteran

by Holly Robinson October 18, 2010 6:00 PM
Self storage manager Jerry Petersen was cleaning out an abandoned storage unit in Citrus Heights, California, when he found someone who should never have been forgotten. He found the ashes of Chief Master Sergeant James Gerald Leach, who died in 1997. The ashes had been left in unit 5001 of the Mini Stor facility on Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights. Petersen decided then and there that he had to make sure that Leach received a proper veterans burial. [More]