Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Veterans’ bodies left to rot in L.A. morgue

Via LH


On top of veterans being put on an interminable waiting list at V.A. hospitals in violation of hospital policy, so interminable that some actually died before they could get an appointment to see a primary care physician, now comes news that bodies of deceased veterans were left to rot in a morgue for as long as a year and a half.

Section 578 of Public Law 106-65 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2000 requires that every eligible Veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the Veteran’s parent service of the armed forces. The Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for providing military funeral honors. (Source: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

Not only is the Obama administration’s DOD not providing military funeral honors to veterans in Los Angeles, some of them don’t even get a burial.


  1. But if you here illegally( and bring drugs, gangs, or prostitutes) we will roll out the red carpet for you. Free food, board, health care. How long will these progressive voter pukes be oblivious to the fact that Liberals have no plan to help anyone but themselves. Progressiveness is a mental sickness.

    1. Progressiveness is a mental sickness.

      You got that right.

  2. This is not news to us. The waiting list isn't either.

    My father in law, who was in the Navy during the Korean War, (yes, it was a war, I don't care what any damned poliTICian claims) working as an airplane mechanic died of bladder cancer. The VA twiddled their thumbs until treatment wasn't an option, then to add insult to injury, they lost his body. We received his body TWO hours before his funeral. They knew they were in the wrong too because they offered to pay for the funeral. That was in 2004.

    Miss Violet

    1. Goodness, didn't know that and sorry, needless to say.