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Mikulski Calls For Reinstatement Of Inurnment Rights For Women

February 13th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Dean of the Senate women, together with U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and bipartisan Senators called on Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy to restore inurnment eligibility at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) to the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS).  In the letter to Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, the Senators called on him to use his existing authority to specify that active duty designees are eligible for inurnment, asking that the Army “resolve this matter with respect and compassion for veterans and their families.”


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