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Veterans' bodies to finally get proper burials

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officials say the bodies of more than two-dozen U.S. veterans at a Southern California morgue will finally receive proper burials.

KCBS-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1kengFZ ) reports that the bodies of 28 veterans were moved Friday for burial from the Los Angeles County Morgue to the Riverside National Cemetery.

Morgue officials say the veterans' bodies were unclaimed and they didn't know how long they were there blaming the Veterans Administration. The bodies of as many as 60 veterans may have been at the morgue for the past year and a half.

Meanwhile, a VA spokeswoman says they were never notified by the morgue that the bodies were processed and ready to be buried. She says a proper burial should take about three days

By law, a veteran is supposed to receive a proper burial.

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Information from: KCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2.com/

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