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Local vets "disgusted" about Arlington mix-ups


MADISON (WKOW) -- Local veterans are "disgusted" about record-keeping discrepancies at Arlington National Cemetery, but state officials say similar problems are unlikely to happen in Wisconsin.

A recent Army investigation revealed more than 200 grave sites at the cemetery had mislabeled headstones, among other problems.

"It's a disgust," said Thomas Halzel, whose father and six uncles served in World War II. "They should honor our vets and our people of service."

Sara Sinsky, spokesperson for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs that operates veterans' cemeteries in the state, says local graveyards maintain meticulous records.

"We have electronic records but we also keep paper records as a back up," she said. "We have a system in place to make sure that records are kept 100 percent."


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