SEA BURIAL

  • Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea September 7, 2012

    Washington: US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea, family spokesperson Rick Miller said. Miller said on Thursday that no other details on the timing or the location of the burial were available, reported Xinhua. Neil Armstrong died on August 25 at the age of...
  • Osama's sea burial rakes up fresh controversy March 7, 2012

    London: In a new twist to Osama bin Laden saga, emails leaked from an intelligence analysis firm say the body of the al Qaeda leader was actually sent to the US for cremation than buried in sea. According to the emails, bin Laden was shot and killed during the famous...
  • Obama defends Osama's sea burial as respectful May 6, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama said US forces were respectful of the body of Osama bin Laden when they buried his remains at sea, despite criticism from some Muslim clerics that it violated Islamic practice. "We took more care on this than, obviously, bin Laden took when he killed 3,000 people. He...