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Repatriation

  • World War II Magazine

    No Stone Unturned

    The U.S. Army improved its laboratory and investigation methods after World War II to help the Graves Registration Service identify the unknown American war dead. In 1946 the Army turned to Dr. Harry L. Shapiro, chairman and curator of...

  • World War II Magazine

    The Last Detail

    The Graves Registration Service faced the daunting postwar challenge of returning nearly a quarter-million fallen soldiers to the United States. The awed silence was broken only by the steady, hollow clop of hooves and the muffled...

  • American History Magazine

    Last Train Home

    After World War II, fallen American service personnel rode the rails to their resting places. ...