Skip to comments.USAF Vet Willing to Offer National Cemetery Burial Plot to Bombing Suspect (Freak State Alert)
Posted on 05/06/2013 6:10:09 PM PDT by markomalley
US Air Force (USAF) veteran Julie Frein said she is willing to give up her burial plot at Arlington National Cemetery to Tamerlan Tsarnaev - the deceased Boston bombing suspect.
The Anne Arundel County woman told Fox45 she feels the terrorist suspect should be able to be laid to rest and just wants it to all be over.
"I feel sympathy for [his family] in that as long as this issue is open, they can't have closure," Frein told Fox45's Joy Lepola. When asked how she thought Americans would react to the suspect being buried in a national cemetery, Frein replied, "Well the country would just have to get over that, wouldn't they? Because nobody, nobody deserves to rot above ground."
Frein has already called the funeral home in Massachusetts where Tsarnaev's body is currently stored and is in the process of contacting the Office of Veteran Affairs to see if she will be able to offer up her plot.
Frein served in the USAF for two years. Her husband served in the US Navy for 20 years.
From the Arlington cemetary webpage:
Persons Eligible For Burial In Arlington National Cemetery
32 CFR Ch. V (7197 Edition)
For Further Information Or Clarification Call 703- 607-8585
Army Alters Rules For Arlington National Cemetery - 1 June 2002
(a) Any active duty member of the Armed Forces (except those members serving on active duty for training only).
(b) Any retired member of the Armed Forces. A retired member of the Armed Forces, in the context of this paragraph, is a retired member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or a Reserve component who has served on active duty (other than for training), is carried on an official retired list, and is entitled to receive retired pay stemming from service in the Armed Forces. If, at the time of death, a retired member of the Armed Forces is not entitled to receive retired pay stemming from his service in the Armed Forces until some future date, the retired member will not be eligible for burial.
(c) Any former member of the Armed Forces separated for physical disability prior to 1 October 1949 who has served on active duty (other than for training) and who would have been eligible for retirement under the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 1201 had that statute been in effect on the date of his separation.
(d) Any former member of the Armed Forces whose last active duty (other than for training) military service terminated honorably and who has been awarded one of the following decorations:
(1) Medal of Honor.
(2) Distinguished Service Cross (Air Force Cross or Navy Cross).
(3) Distinguished Service Medal.
(4) Silver Star.
(5) Purple Heart.
(e) Persons who have held any of the following positions, provided their last period of active duty (other than for training) as a member of the Armed Forces terminated honorably:
(1) An elective office of the United States Government.
(2) Office of the Chief Justice of the United States or of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
(3) An office listed in 5 U.S.C. 5312 or 5 U.S.C. 5313.
(4) The Chief of a mission who was at any time during his tenure classified in class I under the provisions of 411 of the Act of 13 August 1946, 60 Stat. 1002, as amended (22 U.S.C. 866, 1964 ed.).
(f) Any former prisoner of war who, while a prisoner of war, served honorably in the active military, naval, or air service, whose last period of active military, naval, or air service terminated honorably and who died on or after November 30, 1993.
(1) The term former prisoner of war means a person who, while serving in the active military, naval, or air service, was forcibly detained or interned in line of duty
(i) By an enemy government or its agents, or a hostile force, during a period of war; or
(ii) By a foreign government or its agents, or a hostile force, under circumstances which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs finds to have been comparable to the circumstances under which persons have generally been forcibly detained or interned by enemy governments during periods of war.
(2) The term active military, naval, or air service includes active duty, any period of active duty for training during which the individual concerned was disabled or died from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty, and any period of inactive duty training during which the individual concerned was disabled or died from an injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty.
(g) The spouse, widow or widower, minor child and, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Army, unmarried adult child of any of the persons listed above.
(1) The term spouse refers to a widow or widower of an eligible member, including the widow or widower of a member of the Armed Forces who was lost or buried at sea or officially determined to be permanently absent in a status of missing or missing in action. A surviving spouse who has re-married and whose remarriage is void, terminated by death, or dissolved by annulment or divorce by a court with basic authority to render such decrees regains eligibility for burial in Arlington National Cemetery unless it is determined that the decree of annulment or divorce was secured through fraud or collusion.
(2) An unmarried adult child may be interred in the same grave in which the parent has been or will be interred, provided that child was incapable of self-support up to the time of death because of physical or mental condition. At the time of death of an adult child, a request for interment will be submitted to the Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery. The request must be accompanied by a notarized statement from an individual who has direct knowledge as to the marital status, degree of dependency of the deceased child, the name of that child’s parent, and the military service upon which the burial is being requested. A certificate of a physician who has attended the decedent as to the nature and duration of the physical and/or mental disability must also accompany the request for interment.
(h) Widows or widowers of service members who are interred in Arlington National Cemetery as part of a group burial may be interred in the same cemetery but not in the same grave.
(i) The surviving spouse, minor child, and, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Army, unmarried adult child of any person already buried in Arlington.
(j) The parents of a minor child or unmarried adult child whose remains, based on the eligibility of a parent, are already buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
[42 FR 25725, May 19, 1977, as amended at 59 FR 60559, Nov. 25, 1994]
This cements my theory that women, on the whole, are stupid.
She doesn’t have a plot to give up. Not the way it works at Arlington. Plus, since he’s not a veteran, he wouldn’t qualify. Two years in the AF - the only way she’s getting into Arlington is because her husband served 20. Just another idiot looking for attention.
I have a plot to offer. One condition: Cremation.
(here kitty, kitty)
I have a plot the
I DO NOT THINK SHE MEETS EVEN THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS!!!
Both of my parents are..
I do ... USAF, CMSgt 31 yrs, 11 mo’s, 29 days....
Check here for internment requirements...
Persons Eligible For Burial In Arlington National Cemetery
32 CFR Ch. V (7197 Edition)
I would imagine the families who have honored vets buried there might very well have something to say about this...I see protests coming...
....”what the hail is her issue”....
Attention...and likely spot in the news....good or bad she’s up for the publicity.
Bury the litle douche in a randomly selected prison grave yard...problem solved
She has never earned the right to be buried in Arlington. It is for our nation’s war dead plus our most senior and distinguished officer’s and NCO’s.
Your are correct. Draftees.
I’ll go with you.
At the Ft. Leavenworth cemetery they bury two to a plot, in the case of married couples.
So, in the interests of political correctness, etc., I hope Julie is prepared to ride Speed-bump for eternity.
you’re not sexist, you’re just plain a$$ stupid.
I’ve got several female friends in the military, and NONE of them would do this, actually from the ones I’ve heard from overseas, they want to contact old Uncles with pig farms for blood and parts. They want the terrorist drawn and quartered. Sound “unsound mentally to serve” to you?
They are better shots, and as far as I know better pilots than you can probably imagine.
Semper Fi to my Sisters in Arms.
1. Armed Forces member killed in action
2. Member of Congress
3. Big time donor to Bill Clinton campaign
I don’t see terrorist in that list.
That woman is definitely off her meds and needs to be locked up.
I think you are wrong...
My brother served the USAF in 1957 and it was four years..NOT two years...
When we had the Draft in this country you were to serve two years in the US Army...my husband was drafted, I recall it well...we were married just four months!!!!
My husband served just two years...with 19 months in Mannheim, Germany for the US ARMY...and you say a two year service does not earn you a spot in Arlington?
that's OK...as we will both be buried in a small Civil War Cemetery here in the Hills of Southwestern Pennsylvania...
Your Post and Tagline are both very correct1
You nailed both.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.