Members from all four services escort a transfer case of possible remains during a repatriation ceremony held a Hickam Air Force Base on April 20, 2004. Photo by Senior Airman Daylena Potts
REPATRIATION CEREMONY FOR REMAINS OF UNACCOUNTED-FOR AMERICANS RECOVERED IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND VIETNAM
HICKAM AFB, HAWAII -- Remains believed to be unaccounted-for Americans recovered in Papua New Guinea and Vietnam will arrive home to American soil Tuesday, April 20. A joint honor guard will commemorate the arrival in a ceremony at 9 a.m., outside Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base.
A search and recovery team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command recently recovered what is believed to be the remains of 11 American servicemen who died during World War II. The site was a B-24 crash in the mountainous jungles of the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea.
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