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Grave A-12-195 where Bud Kelder
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A great deal of media attention was focused on the fight to return Bud's remains.Here are links to a few of the stories.


We especially recommend these two very in depth stories:

Failing the Fallen


NPR's All Things Considered

Grave Science

U.S. Grave Science Marked By Risk Aversion And Bureaucracy





June 2, 1028


U.S. News and World Report

Not Forgotten: Bringing Fallen Heroes From World War II Home


June 27, 2018











November 10, 2010


San Antonio Express-News

Man tries to bring WWII GI's remains home


November 13, 2013


Fox 32, Chicago

Chicago family fights to get WW2 hero`s remains brought home


December 6, 2013


Stars and Stripes

JPAC Ignoring Clues


March 6, 2014

Failing the Fallen


Budís Story, From the Records


How You Can Help Find an MIA


NPR's All Things Considered

Grave Science


U.S. Grave Science Marked By Risk Aversion And Bureaucracy


February 20, 2013


Defense News Agency

SecDef Orders Reorganization


March 31, 2014


CBS (web)

JPAC faces lawsuit for failure to ID remains of American soldiers

CBS (aired on Evening News - Includes Hagel announcement - Scott Pelley intro)



Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify its Missing



Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two




Star Advertiser




Stars & Stripes


Army Times


June 29, 2014


Stars & Stripes

Fight over US veterans' remains in Philippine graves continues


July 1, 2014


CBS News

After Seven Decades Remains of WWII GI Could Soon Be Coming Home



Pentagon Finally Decides to Dig Up Remains of Long Lost Soldier



Pentagon Decides To Dig Up Remains Of Long-Lost Soldier


December 11, 2014

Stars & Stripes

Accuracy questioned in JPAC identification of WWII remains from Philippines


May 13, 2015

Fox 9 Minneapolis

MISSING IN ACTION: Could DNA evidence bring our war heroes home?


May 22, 2015

Spooner Advocate

Remains of area WWII POW may soon rejoin his family


June 3, 2015

Fox 9 Minneapolis

Missing WWII vet's remains finally identified, set for proper burial



July 9, 2015

CBS2 Chicago

Family Of Fallen Soldier Battled Pentagon To Have Remains Returned To Chicago


Journal Online

Returning Private Kelder: WWII POWs Body To Come Home


July 18, 2015

WBBM CBS 2 Chicago



WWII soldier's remains returned to family 73 years after death


July 20, 2015

Fox 32, Chicago

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - It was a fitting and bitter sweet farewell that was 73 years in the making.



July 23, 2015

Fox News 9, Minneapolis

Investigators: Fallen WWII service member finally laid to rest next to family







PFC Lawrence Gordon


February 24, 2014


Milwaukee Journal Scent

DNA results get U.S. soldier buried with enemy one step closer to home



April 7, 2014


CBS News

After 70 years, fallen WWII soldier will finally come home


Bode Press release


Stars & Stripes

DNA test is latest to confirm ID of American WWII soldier buried in Germany


NPR - January 27, 2015
Family's Long Fight With Pentagon Returns Name To Unknown Soldier


Propublica - January 27, 2015

Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942



Other Missing Persons Stories



August 4, 2014

Washington Post

First of 55 bodies buried at Florida reform school identified. Researchers seek more DNA matches.

Boy who went missing at Fla. reform school identified 70 yrs later.


October 3, 2014

Head of JPAC's flawed effort to ID missing soldiers loses job


October 19, 2014

JPAC leadership changes criticized


October 20, 2014

Leadership dysfunction threatens new JPAC command, DOD IG finds


October 28, 2014

DPMO head Winfield reportedly resigns as agency reorganizes


October 29, 2014

Medical examiner named for new POW/MIA agency


November 14, 2014

Hagel prodded on status of exhumed USS Oklahoma sailors


December 4, 2014

Remains of Japanese plane, crew might lie on Hawaii golf course










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