Arlington National Cemetery chief is out

John Metzler Jr.'s departure comes after Salon revealed numerous burial mistakes and contracting irregularities

Topics: Arlington National Cemetery Investigation, War Room,

Salon’s Mark Benjamin reported late last night that John Metzler Jr., the superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery for the past two decades, is stepping down — possibly under pressure from Army Secretary John McHugh.

Mark has done some exhaustive reporting on the national cemetery over the past year, breaking numerous stories about misplaced graves, unidentified bodies and contracting irregularities and prompting the Army to launch an investigation. You can read all of Mark’s Arlington work here.

 

Steve Kornacki
Steve Kornacki writes about politics for Salon. Reach him by email at SKornacki@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @SteveKornacki

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