Abizaid headed up the Defense Health Board investigative panel, which was created in response to the discovery last year that the remains of fallen service members had been mishandled prior to 2008. The DoD subcommittee panel released its report Tuesday, part of which brought to light the dumping of 9/11 victims' remains.
That same report had a list of recommendations for Dover Port Mortuary, to make sure remains are treated with respect and dignity in the future.
The plane went down in Imperial, about 90 miles east of San Diego. Two homes were destroyed and a third was badly damaged but nobody on the ground was hurt. The pilot ejected and escaped with scrapes and bruises.Read More
The yearlong experiment to determine whether women can serve in ground combat is wrapping up. "I think for the males they kind of expected us to be ... the moms, the sisters — kind of take care of us. But now they’re like, ‘OK, we’re a Marine, you’re a Marine. Let’s just get the job done,’" said Marine Sgt. Zarina Flemming.Read More