美國阿靈頓公墓葬有2位美國總統和40多萬名軍人。(圖片來源:路透社)
  中國日報網4月23日電(嚴玉潔)據美國福克斯新聞網4月22日報道,美國阿靈頓國家公墓是2位美國總統和40多萬名美國軍人的安息之地,然而新披露的文件顯示,這裡也誤葬了東南亞無名氏的遺骸。
  據美國《星條旗報》報道,美國戰俘與失蹤人員(POW/MIA)內部文件稱,陸軍預備役飛行員、三級準尉威廉·史密斯的遺體在1999年被交給調查人員時,其中混雜了東南亞無名氏的遺骸,不過最終還是將兩者分離開來,下葬到阿靈頓公墓的只有史密斯的遺骸。
  但是,《星條旗報》從美軍中心鑒定實驗室(Central Identification Laboratory)獲得的內部備忘錄顯示,東南亞無名氏的一些腿骨最終還是與史密斯的遺骸一起下葬。記錄此事的該實驗室人類學家吉南拒絕對此發表評論。
  阿靈頓公墓的官員則表示,他們收到的是一個密封的棺材,完全是照章辦事。
  史密斯的兒子說,官方從來沒有告知此事,他“感覺很糟糕”。
  越戰期間,史密斯在越南駕駛直升機時被炮火擊中,去世時年僅23歲。
  (編輯:周鳳梅)
  Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400,000 servicemen and women, as well as two U.S. presidents. Newly uncovered documents, however, reveal that the remains of an indigenous Southeast Asian are also interred on its sprawling grounds.
  Stars and Stripes, citing internal POW/MIA documents, reported that when the remains of Chief Warrant Officer 3 William Smith Jr. were turned over to investigators in Vietnam in 1999, they were mingled with remains of someone other than the Army Reserve pilot. Documents indicated that the unrelated remains had been identified and segregated from Smith’s and that only the pilot’s remains were sent to Arlington for burial. But an internal memo from the Central Identification Laboratory obtained by Stars and Stripes showed that wasn’t the case.
  The fragment of a leg bone that should have been separated from Smith’s remains had been “inadvertently included,” laboratory anthropologist Gwen Guinan wrote in the memo, which was dated Sept. 20, 2000, 12 days after Smith’s burial.
  the anthropologist wrote Stars and Stripes in an email. “Unfortunately, I am unable to comment.”
  Arlington Cemetery officials, meanwhile, said they received a sealed casket and followed proper protocol.
  Smith’s son, William Smith III, said his relatives were never informed of the mistake. “It doesn’t make me feel real good
  after the 23-year-old warrant officer piloted a UH-1D Huey helicopter on a mission over South Vietnam when it was struck by enemy ground fire as it approached the My Tho River.  (原標題:大烏龍!美阿靈頓公墓誤葬東南亞無名氏遺骸 - 中文國際 - 中國日報網)
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