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Missing In Action

Families hope advances in DNA technology and thawing U.S./North Korean relations will help the government recover and identify long-missing remains of service members.

In the Vietnam War era, Americans became more interested in recovering missing troops -- largely because of the activism of some military families.

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A World War II veteran's remains will be returned to his family in Florida, some 73 years after he was shot down by German fighters.

Nearly 83,000 U.S. service members are still listed as missing in action from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and other conflicts. Many of their families still hope their remains will be identified and returned home.