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Remains of American WWII soldier reportedly found on Pacificís Northern Mariana Islands
FOX NEWS ^ | 03/26/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 03/26/2013 7:43:40 AM PDT by Doogle

The remains of an American World War II soldier missing in action nearly 70 years have reportedly been identified after they were found on the Pacific’s Northern Mariana Islands.

The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command confirmed to FoxNews.com that its team currently working in Saipan has received “possible human remains” and material evidence consistent with an unresolved case from World War II.

“At this point, we cannot confirm the identity of these remains,” an email to FoxNews.com read. “Our next step is to get the remains and evidence back to JPAC’s Central Identification Laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and conduct the appropriate forensic analyses.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous
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1 posted on 03/26/2013 7:43:40 AM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle

THE GREATEST GENERATION


2 posted on 03/26/2013 7:47:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Doogle

Welcome home soldier.


3 posted on 03/26/2013 7:51:57 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Doogle

Rest in Peace soldiers. Welcome home, and thank you for your service


4 posted on 03/26/2013 8:09:30 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Doogle

I have a great uncle who went missing in the S Pacific, although they think it was closer to Borneo. He was a gunner on a plane that was went down.

Everytime one of these stories surfaces our family gets our hopes up.


5 posted on 03/26/2013 8:11:56 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Doogle

...recovered remains of the solider along with Japanese remains at a burial site in Tanapag — a settlement in Taipan — and on private property in Gualo Rai in the Northern Mariana Islands...

...the bones to belong to one William T. Carneal based on the information on the U.S. military dog tag found along with the bones, as well as high school ring and American coins...Carneal’s dog tag also referred to relatives in Kentucky as his immediate contact...

...the team also recovered another set of bones believed to belong to an American soldier, but those remains had yet to be identified...


6 posted on 03/26/2013 8:18:31 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Doogle

Ave atque vale.


7 posted on 03/26/2013 8:20:18 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Doogle

Welcome home. There are not words to express the gratitude to all of those who served.
My dad was a part of that invasion.


8 posted on 03/26/2013 8:35:36 AM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: RedMDer
My dad was a part of that invasion.

My Godfather was also. Died in his easy chair some years back.

9 posted on 03/26/2013 8:58:05 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

My dad passed 5 years ago. There’s not many of them left here.


10 posted on 03/26/2013 9:02:06 AM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: Doogle

What a complete “F”ing joke. The identifiable remains of a good number of US Marines have been turning up on Tarawa in the past few years, most dug up by Australian construction crews putting up new buildings. On a number, the skeletons were found with their helmets with the Marines name painted on the inside helmet liner. All these guys were supposed to have been dug up after the war and reburied in Hawaii. At least thats the BS story that was fed to the families. The Pentagon’s response to the finding of these Marines remains is “Oh, look! There’s a bird!”


11 posted on 03/26/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: RedMDer
My dad passed 5 years ago.

Mine in 78. Army Corps of engineers, Master Sgt. Worked on the Alcan Highway. Still have his fur and leather mittens.

12 posted on 03/26/2013 9:15:11 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Doogle

My Uncle T- signed up at 16, saw the first kamakazi’s. God bless all of them.

He didn’t talk about the war-ever John benedict arnold Kerry.


13 posted on 03/26/2013 9:21:38 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Have you traveled any of it?


14 posted on 03/26/2013 9:30:52 AM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: RedMDer

No. But I should someday.


15 posted on 03/26/2013 9:41:48 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: RedMDer
My dad was a part of that invasion.

Same here - was your dad Army or USMC? I imagine this fellow was a friend of my dad as they were both from Kentucky and in the 105th Regiment of the 27th ID. Given the date and the location of the remains, he lost his life in the final Banzai attack. I was six when Dad passed away in 1965, but I met and became friends with his squad leader in 2003. He's 92 now and gets around well but is almost completely deaf. He's also from Kentucky, so I'll have to touch base with him about this.

16 posted on 03/27/2013 8:34:22 AM PDT by awelliott
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To: awelliott
USS Cavalier (APA-37)
17 posted on 03/27/2013 8:56:12 AM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: RedMDer

I bet your dad had some stories. IIRC there was major confusion during the landing with reports that the Japanese fleet was approaching, so the transports were ordered back out to sea before all of the support gear was off-loaded. Made for a dicey start of the invasion for all involved.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 9:11:55 AM PDT by awelliott
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To: awelliott

Yep. He did talk about that one much later in life. His job was to land with the Marines.

He never talked about anything bad that happened before that time. Saw the good in almost everything.


19 posted on 03/27/2013 9:19:17 AM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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