Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bringing Home The Remains Of The ‘Earliest Navy SEALs

War Dead From 1804 Could Be Repatriated -- Washington Times

Congress moves to bring home remains of the ‘earliest Navy SEALs’.

More than two centuries after they died off the coast of present-day Libya, the remains of the first 13 Navy commandos in U.S. history - in the words of one supporter, the “earliest Navy SEALs” - are one step closer to coming home.

The U.S. House of Representatives, brushing off prior opposition from Defense Department officials, voted last week to insist the Pentagon get them back.

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My Comment: I know that we have more important priorities than bringing back the remains of fallen soldiers over 200 years ago .... but then again .... these are fallen American soldiers, and they (like all other soldiers) do deserve to be brought back home and buried with honor. I say bring back them home, and spare no expense.

More information on the Intrepid Project can be found here.

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