Near King George in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In memory of our fallen troops whose partial remains were placed in King George Landfill 2007 - 2008
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Military.
Location. 38° 15.496′ N, 77° 8.515′ W. Marker is near King George, Virginia, in King George County. Memorial is on James Madison Parkway (U.S. 301) 0.2 miles north of Woodside Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11227 James Madison Pkwy, King George VA 22485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanover Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ralph Bunche High School (approx. one mile away); Historic Port Conway (approx. 1.7 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); King George Confederate Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. Paul’s Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Eagle’s Nest (approx. 3.6 miles away); Marmion (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King George.
Also see . . . Air Force dumped ashes of more troops’ remains in Va. landfill... (Washington Post, 12/7/2011).
"The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show....The landfill dumping was concealed from families who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a dignified and respectful manner, Air Force officials said. There are no plans, they said, to alert those families now."(Submitted on November 25, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.