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WWII Marines Make Emotional Trip

In case you haven’t seen, this is the news item that was on television last night: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/six-ww2-marines-make-emotional-trip-back-kapiti-coast-video-5949155 Six American WWII veterans who fought in Tarawa after staging in Paekakariki in 1943, are visiting Wellington and Paekakariki this week (May 5-7,

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Remains of missing soldier headed home

April 19, 2014 | By Scott Fitzgerald | thesouthern.com PADUCAH — Recently discovered remains of a World War II Allied soldier from Paducah are coming home. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced earlier this month the remains of

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The WWII Community Grieves the Loss of Selene (Rountree Smith) Obolensky

          It is with great sadness that WWII Families for the Return of the Missing (WWRM) announces the loss of Selene (Roundtree Smith) Obolensky.  The daughter of the late Colonel Walter Sumpter Tatum Smith (USAC) (MIA WWII

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Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains

Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains The Navy has resisted digging up ‘unknown’ remains near Pearl Harbor, but families of 21 sailors want to bring them home. By Richard Simon | March 25, 2014, 9:50 p.m

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Alliance aims to identify heroes buried at Punchbowl Cemetery

Alliance aims to identify heroes buried at Punchbowl Cemetery Many of those buried at the National Memorial Cemetery are unidentified UPDATED 8:05 PM HST Mar 25, 2014 | By Ann Sterling | http://www.kitv.com “HONOLULU —A survivor of the attack on

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Former POW’s devotion never wavered

Former POW’s devotion never wavered “Tsuyoshi “Nick” Nishimoto was always there to honor and support his fellow veterans who also endured capture by the enemy By Timothy Hurley | POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 22, 2014 | staradvertiser.com A brisk

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Senators seek IDs of 21 sailors killed at Pearl Harbor

Senators seek IDs of 21 sailors killed at Pearl Harbor Mar. 6, 2014 – 09:40PM | The Associated Press “CONCORD, N.H. — The remains of 21 sailors killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor and buried as unknowns should be

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WWII vets breakfast group fetes its 3rd year

http://m.eagletribune.com/eagletrib/db_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=sCjbmtJy&full=true#display WWII vets breakfast group fetes its 3rd year By Jim Sullivan Posted: 03/01/2014 12:05 AM “SALISBURY —They are the Greatest Generation and they are now but a few. Any opportunity for World War II veterans to get together and

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Forensic anthropologist says he can identify unknown dead on USS Oklahoma

Forensic anthropologist says he can identify unknown dead on USS Oklahoma BY KYLE HINCHEY khinchey@opubco.com | Published: August 3, 2013 “A forensic anthropologist is confident his research lab can identify hundreds of USS Oklahoma servicemen buried as unknowns in Hawaii.

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Philosophy, Statistics, and Forensic Anthropology

Philosophy, Statistics, and Forensic Anthropology JANUARY 31, 2013 John Byrd- Laboratory Director, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Forensic anthropology is the practical application of biological anthropology to forensic problems. Due to its applied nature, many within and outside the profession presume

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