Army asks killed soldiers to sign up again

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by armchair_jihad, Jan 6, 2007.

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  1. I am sure that the DoD is not alone in its wish to recruit direct from Valhalla, but p1ss poor admin........

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army said Friday it would apologize to the families of about 275 officers killed or wounded in action who were mistakenly sent letters urging them to return to active duty.

    The letters were sent a few days after Christmas to more than 5,100 Army officers who had recently left the service. Included were letters to about 75 officers killed in action and about 200 wounded in action.

    "Army personnel officials are contacting those officers' families now to personally apologize for erroneously sending the letters," the Army said in a brief news release issued Friday night.

    The Army did not say how or when the mistake was discovered. It said the database normally used for such correspondence with former officers had been "thoroughly reviewed" to remove the names of wounded or dead soldiers.

    "But an earlier list was used inadvertently for the December mailings," the Army statement said, adding that the Army is apologizing to those officers and families affected and "regrets any confusion."

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/05/dead.letters.ap/index.html
     
  2. Didn't know Glasgow did all the admin for US Army as well :!:
     
  3. Has there been similar instances in the UK then?
     
  4. Not that I know of.

    It is just that our own records office is regarded as a bit of cluster when it comes to admin too.
     
  5. armchair_jihad said "Has there been similar instances in the UK then? "

    Not quite, but up to a year ago I had a reserve liability. now that would have been interesting rocking up in a mong mobile.
    WW

    I would have gone if they had called.......honest