Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Ding-a-Ling, bring out your dead

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 09:10 AM
Original message
Ding-a-Ling, bring out your dead
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/05/dead.letters.ap/index....

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army said Friday it would apologize to the families of about 275 officers killed or wounded in action who were mistakenly sent letters urging them to return to active duty.

The letters were sent a few days after Christmas to more than 5,100 Army officers who had recently left the service. Included were letters to about 75 officers killed in action and about 200 wounded in action.

"Army personnel officials are contacting those officers' families now to personally apologize for erroneously sending the letters," the Army said in a brief news release issued Friday night.

The Army did not say how or when the mistake was discovered. It said the database normally used for such correspondence with former officers had been "thoroughly reviewed" to remove the names of wounded or dead soldiers.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 09:11 AM
Response to Original message
1. Bush: "I feel...happy!"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 10:35 AM
Response to Reply #1
6. ***WHACK*** "Ooph!"
Ah, the club of impeachment. Dibs on being the John Cleese character!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 11:18 AM
Response to Reply #6
10. But, i'm not dead yet!! n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 11:35 AM
Response to Reply #10
12. "Yes, you are!" n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 12:39 PM
Response to Reply #10
14. "You'll be stone cold in a moment."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 05:17 PM
Response to Reply #14
19. Have we met before?
:evilgrin:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 08:33 PM
Response to Reply #19
20. "Would you like to go back to my place?"
Ooops...wrong bit.


:D

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 09:13 AM
Response to Original message
2. As if these families have not been through enough
let's just really screw up and cause them even more pain... Leave it to the Military....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 09:50 AM
Response to Original message
3. A Taste of Armageddon
from one of imdb's Star Trek pages:

Plot Outline: Kirk and Spock must save their ship's crew when they are declared all killed in action in a bizarre computer simulated war where the actual deaths must occur to continue. http://imdb.com/title/tt0708414 /

The Army got their databases screwed up and sent out letters to those they already had condemned to death. :grr:


:cry:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 11:20 AM
Response to Reply #3
11. I bet they didn't forget
to stop sending their paychecks.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 02:41 PM
Response to Reply #11
15. or deducting incidentals from their last paycheck
Remember when they got caught deducting for food and other items when wounded troops weren't in the field. :grr:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 02:46 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. Didn't they start charging
the wounded for their meals while they're in hospital, at one point?

Support the troops, rah-rah. :sarcasm:



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. That's what I was talking about
Another sign of GOP faux patriotism.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 09:51 AM
Response to Original message
4. I can't imagine the pain that these families have to to through
Then the Army adds insult to injury by asking them to return to active duty?! Disgraceful!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 10:30 AM
Response to Original message
5. Phantom soldiers, phantom voters.
They were probably kept in the database to pad their manpower figures.

I figure they can come up with at least one phantom division if they keep the dead and wounded on the books.

I wonder who is getting their pay.

Do they get to vote?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 10:36 AM
Response to Reply #5
7. K&R here's a 4th vote...that's a good question and reasonable assumption formercia
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 11:16 AM
Response to Reply #7
9. A scam from Viet Nam made me question
Some thugs infiltrated a mortuary unit and were shipping China White home in coffins.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 10:42 AM
Response to Original message
8. Oh Dear God.
This elevates the concept of "adding insult to injury" to a new and excruciatingly painful threshold. What the hell good is breathtaking data absorption ability without a discerning sensibility attached?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 11:39 AM
Response to Original message
13. Is this just unfuckingbelievable or what?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 03:28 PM
Response to Original message
18. It made the BBC
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Oct 30th 2014, 05:54 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC