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Arlington burial for USS Monitor sailors

Published March 08. 2013 4:00AM
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Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard and airport workers remove the casket containing the remains of one of two unknown sailors who were lost when the USS Monitor, the nation's first ironclad warship, sank in 1862 in a storm off Cape Hatteras, N.C., from a Delta MD-88 aircraft at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va., Thursday. The remains were transported from Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii, where they underwent identification attempts, before today's burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard and airport workers remove the casket containing the remains of one of two unknown sailors who were lost when the USS Monitor, the nation's first ironclad warship, sank in 1862 in a storm off Cape Hatteras, N.C., from a Delta MD-88 aircraft at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va., Thursday. The remains were transported from Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii, where they underwent identification attempts, before today's burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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