Department of Defense meets with families of fallen soldiers who are still missing

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SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 News) – On Saturday, the Department of Defense met with families of fallen soldiers who are still missing.

Their focus was to identify troops from the cold war World War II Vietnam and Korean wars.

They collected DNA from cheek swabs to see if they found a match in their system. Those involved in the operation say it is a noble mission to be a part of.

Dr. Timothy McMahon, “a lot of people don’t realize that a lot of these family members in talking with them that the loss of their loved one is as fresh as it was today as seventy years ago.”

Today’s event also offered families a chance to honor their loved one during a remembrance ceremony.


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