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Isle lab moves to ID sailors from USS Oklahoma

The effort comes as the military agency has come under fire for inefficiency

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 13, 2014

~~<p>The embattled Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command says it's getting closer to gaining Pentagon approval to disinter and identify for return to families nearly 400 crew members of the battleship USS Oklahoma buried as &quot;unknowns&quot; at Punchbowl cemetery.</p>
<p>Such a step would increase the number of annual identifications at a time when the Hawaii-based command -- and the larger military accounting community -- have come under scathing criticism for inefficiency, wasteful spending, duplication of effort and petty infighting.</p>
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The embattled Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command says it's getting closer to gaining Pentagon approval to disinter and identify for return to families nearly 400 crew members of the battleship USS Oklahoma buried as "unknowns" at Punchbowl cemetery.

Such a step would increase the number of annual identifications at a time when the Hawaii-based command -- and the larger military accounting community -- have come under scathing criticism for inefficiency, wasteful spending, duplication of effort and petty infighting. Login for more...



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