Remains of WWII soldier identified 76 years after going MIA, Report

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Remains of WWII soldier identified 76 years after going MIA, Report
Remains of WWII soldier identified 76 years after going MIA, Report

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.

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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.

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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.

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

The trio traveled to the Solomon Islands in 2017.

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