Dog tags of fallen soldier returned to family

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Two brothers are reunited with a piece from their past – their father’s dog tags from the Korean War. 

The items were returned with remains of fallen soldiers from North Korea, 

The oldest son of the fallen war hero, Army Sergeant Charles Hobert McDaniel, says he was overwhelmed when he got the phone call alerting the family. 

“Even though I was a very small boy and had little memory of my father, but I sat there and I cried for a while,” says Chaplain Colonel Charles McDaniel.

It is not yet known if the remains were with the dog tags. 

“These aren’t whole bones in most cases..they don’t look like they’re recent death, they look like they’ve been around for a long time if you will,” says Dr. John Byrd, Director of DPAA Laboratory. 

Forensic scientists in Hawaii have begun the process of identifying the remains. 

That’s expected to take months, even years. 

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