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Retired U.S. Army Col. Joseph Malvin "Mal" Chapman of Fairfax died Nov. 21.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Joseph Malvin "Mal" Chapman of Fairfax died Nov. 21.
By Greg Hambrick

Family arrived to remember retired Col. Joseph Malvin "Mal" Chapman, who died Nov. 21, but found a different body in the casket, wearing Chapman's military uniform, according to a report from WJLA-TV.

"This just isn’t right. This should never, never happen. This is something you read in a fiction novel or see in a movie on TV,” Chapman's son, James McLain, told the TV station.

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