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ID:

611

Date:

2011-04-01

Headline:

How Jack Valenti got buried at Arlington, but others didn't

Reporter's name:

Michael Doyle

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

McClatchy

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Longtime Washington hand Jack Valenti used his lobbying skills and friendship with three defense secretaries to assure himself burial at Arlington, according to documents obtained under FOIA. Records of Valenti's application were among hundreds of pages revealing that since 2005, more than sixty individuals received exemptions from normal rules so they could be buried at Arlington.

Keywords:

Jack Valenti, Arlington National Cemetery, Army, Department of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates, William Cohen, lobbying, Lyndon Johnson, burial, waiver

URL:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/04/01/111401/how-jack-valenti-got-buried-at.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

DC

Categories:

lobbying
military
veteran


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