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Families to be notified HI cemetery markers moved

HONOLULU (AP) - The Department of Veteran Affairs says nearly 400 families were not notified when memorial markers at Hawaii's Punchbowl cemetery were moved.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://ow.ly/cdWjJ ) reports the director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific plans to call about 380 families to inform them memorial markers were moved six years ago.

A Florida woman discovered in December that her husband's marker had been moved without her knowledge. During her visit, Kari Cowan found someone else's marker at her husband's spot.

The official who oversees national cemeteries in the west says markers in one section were moved to make room for more placements. The section does not contain graves and is reserved for veterans whose remains were never recovered, were buried at sea, cremated or donated for research.

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