Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States. Information film on sites for war dead. Explains that next of kin decide where dead are to be buried. Shows President Harry S Truman with Under Secretary of War Royal and Quartermaster General Larkin; the Memorial Division office in the Pentagon; and General George Anthony Horkan. In a dramatization, a war widow receives a letter explaining the Army's burial procedures. A friend explains the Army's use of temporary cemeteries. and the order of kinship is explained. A racketeer tries unsuccessfully to be paid for the Army's free services. The widow decides where her husband is to be buried and notifies the Quartermaster General. This historical recording from the National Archives may contain variations in audio and video quality based on the limitations of the original source material. The content summary for this DVD is adapted from an historical description provided by the government agency or donor at the time of production release.
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