Remains Of 2 Servicemen ID'd




 
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April 30th, 2007  
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Topic: Remains Of 2 Servicemen ID'd


Boston Globe
April 30, 2007

Augusta, Maine--The remains of two Maine servicemen whose planes were shot down in separate wars have been identified, and one has been honored at a formal burial service at Arlington National Cemetery. Relatives of Army Air Forces Staff Sergeant Glendon Harris of North Monmouth attended burial services last week at Arlington. Harris was shot down by Japanese fighters in October 1943 over New Guinea. The remains were uncovered in 1999. Governor John Baldacci said last week that the remains of another serviceman, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Paul Getchell of Portland, have been found in Laos and will be returned to the United States. Getchell was killed in action in January 1969 during a bombing mission in the Vietnam War. His remains were discovered as part of an investigation led by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. The search began in 1995, but recovery was not complete until 2005.
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