If the cemetery is complaining about lack of space, why fill it with someone so damned undeserving when others are much more worthy?
Liberty Lobby founder Willis Carto, who in addition to being responsible for the right-wing/neo-Nazi activism of the past sixty years, was among the first to promote the notion that the Holocaust didn’t happen, will be buried tomorrow. in Arlington National Cemetery for his service in World War II.
Carto, who died Oct. 26 at the age of 89, was a Purple Heart recipient for wounds sustained while fighting for the Army in the Philippines during World War II, which made him eligible for burial at Arlington. He once wrote derisively however that his service was a “fight for the glorious democracy of my country, the survival of Soviet communism, a third and fourth term for Roosevelt, a chance to kill Germans by the thousands as desired by Churchill, Eisenhower and the Zionists, part of Palestine for them as a bonus, vast riches for the bankers and war suppliers, coffin makers and flag makers.”
The cemetery received a burial request for Carto soon after his death, and Cemetery spokesperson Jennifer Lynch said that his consideration was based solely on military honors. “Political views do not factor into burial eligibility,” she said. “There is a prohibition against those convicted of a state or federal capital crime. That will bar them from being buried here or at another national military cemetery.”
According to the Huffington Post, Carto gloated to former Liberty Lobby member-turned FBI informant Todd Blodgett how his military service entitled him to burial in Arlington. “He was chuckling over the irony that a man who was a big fan of Adolf Hitler was going to be buried in Arlington Cemetery,” Blodgett said. “He was laughing about it: ‘I’m probably America’s biggest Hitler fan, but I’ll be buried alongside all these World War II vets.'”
The burial comes just months after it was announced that women who served in the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) program in World War II will not be eligible for burial in Arlington, reversing a 2002 decision made by the then-superintendent that Army spokesperson Paul Prince said he was not authorized to make. Under federal law, Prince said in a statement, WASPs are eligible only for burial at cemeteries run by the Department of Veterans Affairs — not Arlington National Cemetery, which is run by the Army. There are efforts underway to reverse this decision.
Carto’s funeral will be held at 2:00 in the Administration Building of the cemetery. His cremated remains will have an above-ground burial in Section 76 of the cemetery.