Monday, April 21, 2014

World War II dog tags found in Saipan may solve 70-year-old mystery

I am always glad to hear when families are able to have some sense of closer with MIA relatives.

The dog tags are those of a 31-year-old Army infantryman from New York named Bernard Gavrin. He was reported missing in action during the battle of Saipan in World War II and never found.
His 81-year-old nephew David Rogers, of West Delray, Fla., said the family never knew what happened.
I was wondering, in reading the article, what kind of red tape might interfere with retrieving the remains of Mr. Gavrin, then read :
The remains were turned over to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii for genetic testing.

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