The U.S. Department of Defense has been forced to admit that a Hawaii-based command special unit -- charged with recovering the remains of dead service members -- has been holding fake honor-guard ceremonies, the Big News Network website reports today (October 12, 2013).
The Pentagon acknowledged this week that honored members were not in coffins that were being borne from planes that had arrived from World War II, Vietnam, and Korea battle areas.
Some of the planes couldn't even fly and had been towed onto tarmac areas by army vehicles while the audience was kept at bay.
The families of the missing, veterans, politicians, and media who did attend were led to believe that they were witnessing the return of the remains of Americans who had been killed in the major wars. The ceremonies occurred at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.