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GIs buried as ‘unknowns’ in Philippines returned to state for identification

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                                Above, the graves of unknown service members buried at the cemetery in Manila. The remains from 15 graves were exhumed in an effort to identify personnel who died during WWII.

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    Above, the graves of unknown service members buried at the cemetery in Manila. The remains from 15 graves were exhumed in an effort to identify personnel who died during WWII.

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                                Members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, above, conducted an “honorable carry” Dec. 21 for the remains of unidentified U.S. service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The remains were disinterred from graves at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines.

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    Members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, above, conducted an “honorable carry” Dec. 21 for the remains of unidentified U.S. service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The remains were disinterred from graves at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency recently conducted an “honorable carry” ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for about 40 sets of “unknown” World War II U.S. remains that were returned from the Philippines for identification. Read more

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