Frozen Remains Of WWII Airman Identified

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Frozen remains of WWII airman identified
  • Story Highlights: U.S. military identifies frozen remains as those of a World War II airman
    Ernest G. Munn had been missing since his training flight disappeared in 1942
    Hikers found the body in a Californian glacier last year
    The body had long wavy hair and an unopened parachute lay nearby
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By Saeed Ahmed
CNN

(CNN) -- The U.S. military has identified frozen remains found atop a California glacier as those of a World War II era airman who vanished more than half a century ago.
Peter Stekel and a friend found the remains of a World War II airman atop a glacier in California.


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Ernest G. Munn had been missing since his training flight disappeared over the Sierra Nevada mountain range on November 18, 1942, the U.S. military said Monday. He was 23 at the time.
Last year, two hikers found the frozen remains of a man with blond, wavy hair in a remote area of Kings Canyon, east of Fresno, California. A tattered sweater still clung to the body, and an unopened parachute lay nearby, said Peter Sketel, one of the hikers who made the discovery.
DNA analysis confirmed that the remains were Munn's, the Department of Defense said Monday. The military has notified his family in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
"You don't often have an opportunity in life to provide people with the answers to questions that they have always wanted to know the answer to," Sketel told CNN Tuesday. "Having the ability to supply that information just makes me really happy."

LINK: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/11/us.airman/index.html
 

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Cool... looking forward the the Discovery channel show they'll surely make on this. I don't like those kind of shows... I LOVE them!
 

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It's always good when one of our guys gets to go home to his family, no matter how long he's been gone.