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Agency makes its goal with 201 war dead ID’d in fiscal year

  • JAMM AQUINO / JULY 12

    Retired Navy man James Temple, brother of Seaman 1st Class Robert Monroe Temple, salutes as his brother’s casket is presented during a reinterment ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The brother’s remains were recovered and interred at Punchbowl as Unknown, but in December 2015 were disinterred and taken to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratories for identification. The DPAA has made a record number of identifications this fiscal year.

The Pentagon agency that recovers missing American war dead made a record 201 individual identifications during fiscal 2017, meeting for the first time a benchmark set by Congress in 2010, officials said. Read more

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