Kenya Victims Buried at Arlington
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A father and son were laid to rest in side-by-side caskets at Arlington National Cemetery, the latest of the funerals for the hundreds killed in the recent bombings of U.S. embassies overseas.
Julian Bartley Sr., the consul general for the embassy in Nairobi, and his son, Julian ``Jay″ Bartley Jr., were buried after a private memorial in a suburban Maryland church. The two were among the 257 people killed Aug. 7 in bombings at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. There were 12 American fatalities.
Their caskets were draped with American flags. Army guards folded each of the flags into a triangle. They presented one to the senior Bartley’s widow, Mary Linda Sue Bartley, and the other to his mother, Gladys Baldwin. Bartley’s daughter, Edith, 25, also attended the ceremony, along with several ambassadors and Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbot.
President Clinton approved waivers to allow both Bartleys to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, although neither served in the military.
Bartley, 55, had worked in government service for about three decades. He was stationed in the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Spain, Israel and Korea before his assignment to Kenya nearly two years ago. He was a native of Jacksonville, Fla.
His son, who was 20, had hoped to follow in his father’s footsteps. A student at the U.S. International University in Kenya, he had a summer job at the embassy.
Another embassy bombing victim also was buried Tuesday at Arlington. Indian-born Prabhi Kavaler, 45, who worked for the State Department general services office, was buried in a ceremony closed to the media.