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Army sends 'John Doe' letter to 7K relatives of Middle East war dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Nice to see the Army is trying to fix the mistake. Hopefully some heads will roll as well.
    <blockquote>The relatives of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan were shocked to receive form letters from the U.S. Army that were addressed "Dear John Doe," <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/07/AR2009010703430.html"><em>The Washington Post</em></a> reports.

    The paper says 7,000 family members received the letters, which the Army's Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operation Center sent last month with information about groups that support the families of those who die in combat. Officials blamed the "glitch" on a printing error by a government contractor.

    <a href="http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/01/army_personalletter_010709w/"><em>Army Times</em></a> says Gen. George Casey, the service's chief of staff, will send each family a personal note.

    "There are no words to adequately apologize for this mistake or for the hurt it may have caused," Brig. Gen. Reuben D. Jones, the Army adjutant general, says in a <a href="http://www.army.mil/-newsreleases/2009/01/07/15594-army-issues-apology-for-letter-error/">statement</a>. "It is important the original intent of the letter is not lost. The organizations mentioned are dedicated to honoring loved ones and recognizing their sacrifice and commitment."

    Click <a href="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/07/john.doe.letter.pdf">here</a> to see the "John Doe" letter.</blockquote>
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    How embarassing. I'll be COL Carl Johnson's got a real case of the ass over this one. So much for that star he was waiting on. Jesus Fuckin' Christ.

    You bet your ass some jobs'll be gone over this.
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