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New Head for Dover AFB Body Parts Investigation

The Pentagon's investigation into the body parts scandal at Dover Air Force Base mortuary has a new leader, according to the DoD. Last night Defense Secretary Leon Panetta named retired Army Gen. John P. Abizaid to head up the probe into how the mortuary mishandled the remains of fallen servicemembers. Abizaid is the former commander of U.S. Central Command.

Abizaid replaces former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, who decided to give up chairing the investigation in favor of running for the U.S. Senate.

According to the Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby, the investigation will...


As Home Post reported previously, a year-long report by the Air Force Inspector General found a series of disturbing errors at the Dover AFB mortuary. According to USA Today, there was evidence of:

Secretary Panetta has asked the panel to provide him with a report of its findings within 60 days of the panel's November 8th appointment.