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This was on CNN's website this morning:

Gerald Lehman

Nearly seven decades after the 18-year-old Navy fireman third class died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the letters he sent back home helped to finally identify his remains. The Honolulu Advertiser reports that Lehman was on the USS Oklahoma when it was torpedoed on December 7, 1941. The attack killed 429 aboard.
Before his sister died in 2005, it was her wish to get her brother's remains back for burial at home in Michigan. His niece, Peggy Germain, told the newspaper that the family was informed that Lehman’s remains were unrecoverable.
After much research, Germain discovered that her uncle had been buried as an “unknown” at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. And the family had saved 64 of his letters. By using DNA from the envelopes Lehman had licked, his body was identified.
Germain said Lehman’s remains will receive a military escort from Hawaii to Michigan in June.
 
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