WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Dec. 9 that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Nov. 24–U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon didn’t come home from World War II. And he wasn’t buried in an American cemetery.
Eight forensic experts from the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) will fly to Tacloban City this weekend to help identify fatalities from Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the world’s strongest storm to hit land this year.
The heartbreaking task of identifying the victims of Typhoon Haiyan begins.
MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) should be given appropriate funding to identify the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, an official said yesterday.
HOPKINSVILLE, KY (WSMV) -Earlier this year, we reported the story of Steve Woods, whose father Staff Sgt. Lawrence Woods went missing in action during the Vietnam War. An overwhelming moment for the family, Staff Sgt. Woods’ remains were finally recovered in Cambodia this year after nearly 50 years.
There are still tens of thousands of families waiting for the day they can say goodbye to their soldier who disappeared during a past war.
Thousands of people are missing because of conflicts. But DNA advances now make it possible to identify bodies from mass graves, providing evidence to bring warlords to trial – and comfort to bereaved families.
Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon snaps off a salute in an undated photo. The Canadian-born enlistee in the U.S. Army went missing in France on Aug. 13, 1944. UW-Madison DNA analysis may help confirm an unidentified body is actually Gordon.
Next week, his remains will be flown into Rochester and buried in a family plot in Ontario County. YNN spoke with the soldier’s niece, who has never stopped looking for her uncle.
MONTREAL — Authorities who are trying to identify the final eight victims of the Lac-Megantic train blast have turned to the only Canadian lab that might be able to ID the charred remains.