Skip to comments.Remains of American WWII soldier reportedly found on Pacificís Northern Mariana Islands
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 Pacifics 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 JPACs Central Identification Laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and conduct the appropriate forensic analyses.
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Welcome home soldier.
Rest in Peace soldiers. Welcome home, and thank you for your service
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.
...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...Carneals 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...
Ave atque vale.
Welcome home. There are not words to express the gratitude to all of those who served.
My dad was a part of that invasion.
My Godfather was also. Died in his easy chair some years back.
My dad passed 5 years ago. There’s not many of them left here.
What a complete Fing 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!
Mine in 78. Army Corps of engineers, Master Sgt. Worked on the Alcan Highway. Still have his fur and leather mittens.
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.
Have you traveled any of it?
No. But I should someday.
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.
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.
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.
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