Govt. to Bury Unidentifiable Remains
Aug. 16, 2002
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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Unidentifiable remains of victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the military said Friday.
The Sept. 12 ceremony will hold special significance for families of five people whose remains have never been identified, said Col. Jody Draves, a spokeswoman for the Military District of Washington, which oversees the cemetery.
The service will include burial of the cremated ashes of all remains not linked to a particular victim, as well as some remains which were identified that family members asked to be included.
``The intent is not as a memorial service but as a group burial for victims not identified,'' Draves said.
The Pentagon attack killed 189 people: 125 in the Pentagon and 64 aboard American Airlines Flight 77. Remains of the five hijackers on the flight have been separated from those of the victims.
The five victims whose remains have not been identified include:
_ Retired Army Col. Ronald Golinski, a civilian Pentagon worker.
_ Navy ET1 Ronald Henanway.
_ Rhonda Rasmussen, a civilian worker for the Army.
_ Jack T. Lynch, a civilian worker for the Navy.
_ Dana Falkenberg, a passenger on Flight 77.