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Finding the Fallen

A series by The Boston Globe explores the efforts of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), a program launched by the Pentagon in 2003 to aid in the recovery of MIAs from foreign wars. During WWII, over 2,000 Americans were lost over Papua New Guinea. The Globe details the work being done there to bring these soldiers home. Borrowing techniques from archeology and forensic criminology, crews from JPAC clear and excavate dense jungle in search of the tiniest shred of material evidence and human bones.

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