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Search for U.S. remains renewed

  • DENNIS ODA / doda@staradvertiser.com

    Early next year, members of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command office will fly to North Korea to search for the remains of U.S. service members who fought in the Korean War --the first such recovery mission in years. In the JPAC office at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, forensic anthropologists Paul Emanovsky and Atsuko Hayashi reassembled the bones of an unidentified service member.

  • DENNIS ODA / doda@staradvertiser.com

    To help identify remains from the Korean War, scientists are using X-rays of Korean War service members taken while they were alive. Forensic anthropologist Carl Stephan, pointing out a veteran's collar bone, or clavicle, said many bones such as the upper vertebrae and clavicle have unique characteristics.

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