THE ARMY HAD A PROBLEM. THE PUBLIC WANTED TO KNOW WHERE THEIR HERO WAS AND A NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THE HELL WAS GOING ON.
Solving the case of 1st LT Ira Cheaney was simple for the Army. They got some remains – any remains – and buried them at West Point and put Cheaney’s name on the headstone. Then they buried the records. Solved that problem for the next sixty years.
But the case of 1LT Alexander Nininger was much more complicated. As the first man awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II, public interest in his case was high. The government had used his heroism to boost American morale during the war’s darkest hour and now it was coming back to haunt them. They knew they better not screw this one up – again.
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