The United States Army has denied Louisiana National Guard Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich a place in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia nearby Washington DC.
Florich, who was 26 years-old, was a flight mechanic on the Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter when it crashed in the Gulf of Mexico because of fog on March 11, 2015.
Florich, along with 10 others were killed in the accident, including seven active duty Marines. But, because Florich was not in active-duty, the US military has denied him a spot at Arlington Cemetery.
Florich will be able to be buried with military honors, but his father, Stephen Florich says that his son deserves his place in Arlington Cemetery and members of the Louisiana delegation agree.
Today, Sens. David Vitter, (R-LA), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), Rep. Garrett Graves (R-LA) and Rep. This can be accessed from this android mobile casino site from here and android casino app. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) all participated in a conference call, calling for the US military to allow Florich to be buried in Arlington Cemetery. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) did not participate in the call.
Most recently, Sgt. Andrew Seif, who also was killed in the crash, was buried at Arlington Cemetery.