The U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command hosted an arrival ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in honor of fallen U.S. service members whose identities remain unknown. An honor detail composed of joint military members escorted the remains from a C-17 Globemaster III to JPAC’s Central Identification Laboratory for analyses. The remains, which received full military honors, represented losses from World War II and the Vietnam War and are from recent JPAC recovery missions in Kiribati, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Germany, Belgium, France, Canada and Vietnam. Once the transfer cases arrive at JPAC’s laboratory, the forensic process of identifying the individuals begins. If and when identifications are established, the names will be announced following next-of-kin notification.
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