Father discovers he's been visiting wrong grave for 7 years

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Father Discovers He's Been Visiting Wrong Grave For 7 Years


Vance Abata says he's been visiting the grave of his stillborn son for seven years - or at least he thought he had been.

Turns out, his son was actually buried a few graves over. He told KUSA he decided this year to get his son's name engraved on the headstone he thought was his - but when the Catholic Archdiocese said it was done, the grave he had been visiting was still blank.

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That's when he found out he wasn't at the right grave. He says he was given the wrong location seven years ago.

"I was crying over someone else's child when I was out here over the years. That's what bothers me the most is I wasn't in the right spot."

To make up for it, the archdiocese says it will donate to a charity of Abeyta's choice and engrave his tattoo memorializing his son on the actual headstone.

Burying the deceased is a obviously a very serious matter but things can sometimes go wrong.

A retired U.S Army colonel was supposed to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, but his family says when they gathered to lay him to rest, they found another man's body in his place AND wearing the veteran's uniform!

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