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Army asks dead to sign up for another hitch

In Iraq War, Politics, War on January 7, 2007 at 8:55 pm

CNN | January 6, 2007 by way of Alex Jones

Story Highlights

•Letters inadvertently sent out to officers killed in action
•200 wounded soldiers also receive letters
•Invitations intended for soldiers who had recently left service
•Army sending out personnel to personally apologize to families

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army said Friday it would apologize to the families of about 275 officers killed or wounded in action who were mistakenly sent letters urging them to return to active duty.

The letters were sent a few days after Christmas to more than 5,100 Army officers who had recently left the service. Included were letters to about 75 officers killed in action and about 200 wounded in action.

“Army personnel officials are contacting those officers’ families now to personally apologize for erroneously sending the letters,” the Army said in a brief news release issued Friday night.

The Army did not say how or when the mistake was discovered. It said the database normally used for such correspondence with former officers had been “thoroughly reviewed” to remove the names of wounded or dead soldiers.

“But an earlier list was used inadvertently for the December mailings,” the Army statement said, adding that the Army is apologizing to those officers and families affected and “regrets any confusion.”

Over at Ground Up Libs yahoo group Michael H. Wilson comments…

“Bush should be impeached, then arrested and charged with the crimes he has committed and upon being convicted he should spend the remainder of his days cleaning the soiled laundry of those injured in this debacle. Twelve hours a day 7 days a week for the remainder of his life.”

MHW
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