July 28, 2015

Heroes of Pearl Harbor removed from Punchbowl

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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency started the day Monday by recovering USS Oklahoma “unknowns” from Punchbowl cemetery, and followed that up by dedicating a new $85 million facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Both represent new ways of performing the mission of recovering and identifying missing American war dead — duties that in recent years came under congressional scrutiny for being greatly inefficient.