Telegram about Uncle Charles’ remains

May 17, 1949

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM

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Ct.cb17-022 GOVT DL PD=CHICAGO ILL MAY 16, 9:26 P=

A.B. PENNINGTON (DELIVER AND REPORT ANY CHARGES)=

ROUTE #2 WILLIAMSPORT TENN=

WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED REMAINS OF THE LATE S/SGT CHARLES A PENNINGTON= ARE ENROUTE TO THE UNITED STATES. AS YOU HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY NOTIFIED BECAUSE OF THE MANNER IN WHICH HE MET HIS DEATH IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY HIS REMAINS INDIVIDUALLY. BURIAL OF HIS REMAINS AND THE REMAINS OF HIS COMRADES WILL BE MADE IN ZACHARY TAYLOR NATIONAL CEMETARY LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY=

WHILE INTERNMENT OF THE GROUP REMAINS WILL BE MADE AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER RECEIPT FACTORS BEYOND OUR CONTROL MAY DELAY DELIVERY OF REMAINS TO NATIONAL CEMETARY FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. HOWEVER NATIONAL CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT WILL NOTIFY YOU BY TELEGRAM DATE AND HOUR FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN SUFFICIENT TIME TO PERMIT YOUR ATTENDANCE AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE. APPROPRIATE JOINT MILITARY AND RELIGIOUS SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED AT GRAVESIDE BY VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS OR BY MILITARY ESCORT. INTERMENT EXPENSE ALLOWANCE OF $75.00 IS NOT AUTHORIZED IN ANY CASE WHERE BURIAL IS MADE IN A NATIONAL CEMETARY. IN REPLY REFER TO CONTROL NO. NC-27568= REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF THIS TELEGRAM BY TELECRAM COLLECT TO THIS OFFICE=

THOS O CALL MAJOR QMC CHIEF EGRD=

$75.00=.

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