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WWII Unknown Buried at Arlington National Cemetery?

In 1969, I traveled to Washington DC for the first time and visited the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. As I watched the Changing the Guard ceremony, I was so moved that chills went through my entire body, tears went down my face, and I began wondering if the World War II unknown could be my brother. I learned that the Tomb of the Unknowns was first created when the World War I Unknown chosen from four identical caskets in France was interred in 1921. The selection and the interment of the World War II Unknown occurred in 1958. Each Unknown was selected from remains exhumed from cemeteries in Europe, Africa, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The procedure of selection was one Unknown from the European/African areas and one from the Pacific area were placed in identical caskets and taken aboard a navy ship. Navy First Class William R. Charette, then the US Navy’s only active-duty Medal of Honor recipient, selected the World War II unknown, and the remaining casket received a burial at sea. - See more at:

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