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Remains of WWII soldier identified 76 years after going MIA


Added 04-22-19 02:35:02pm EST - “The remains of a World War II soldier who went missing in final weeks of the Guadalcanal campaign have been identified 76 years after he was listed as missing in action.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Remains of WWII soldier identified 76 years after going MIA”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The remains of a World War II soldier who went missing in final weeks of the Guadalcanal campaign have been identified 76 years after he was listed as missing in action.

The Department of Defense says skeletal remains found in a bag recovered two years ago in the South Pacific are those of Pfc. Dale W. Ross, whose surviving family lives in Ashland, Oregon.

The remains and the dog tags were found by an 8-year-old boy in the jungle and his family gave them to a visiting American tourist, asking her to help find the soldier’s surviving family.

The woman, Donna Esposito, found Ross’ nephew and niece and the family gave the bones to the military for analysis.

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