Monday, November 12, 2007

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

It's in Washington DC.

I'm thinking maybe they should dig up the tomb, take the unknown soldier out, run some DNA tests, and then tell us who this dude is/was.


They could bury "Tony" in a regular cemetary, get rid of the Tomb, and maybe put up a strip mall or maybe a Dunkin' Donuts or something.

There wouldn't be anything much cooler than a US president laying of a wreath outside of a doughnut shop...

And folks say I'm stupid.


cake said...

"It's in Washington DC."

That's not the real unknown soldier. The real one is in Canada.

Just so you know.

And why put up a Dunkin's when you could have a Tim Horton's?

I Ain't No Oprah said...

>>>>>That's not the real unknown soldier. The real one is in Canada.>>>>>>>>

Prove it....what's his name?

bacon ace said...

I believe his exploits were well chronicled in DC Comics no?

cake said...

Prove it....what's his name?

His friends called him "Roadside Bob."

I Ain't No Oprah said...

I think you're thinking of The Known Soldier.

Folks hated him. Still do.

Sparkle Plenty said...

You can't even SEE the Tomb of the Unmown Soldier anymore.

Andy Ihnatko said...

That actually happened, with the Unknown Soldier of Vietnam. When the Vietnamese repatriated the fragmented and incomplete remains of an Air Force pilot, they included some personal effects belonging to a specific soldier. The remains were in bad shape, and the Air Force's forensic examiners didn't think they matched the physical characteristics of the pilot, so he became an Unknown.

Ultimately, the pilot's family wanted the question settled, so when DNA science came along they got the military to open the crypt and take samples...which led to a positive ID.

The crypt is still empty.

Anonymous said...

Actually there are 4 crypts total with remains from WWI WWII and the Korean war. The body of the Vietnam unknown was disinterred in 98'. There are three soldiers still being guarded.