United States To Bring Home Unknown Remains From African Cemetery

United States To Bring Home Unknown Remains From African Cemetery

U.S. Government To Finally CONFIRM Identities Of War Heroes

(FeaturedNews.com) – Some World War II Gold Star families will hopefully be able to pay their respects to loved ones lost for eight decades. An agreement between the US and Tunisia will facilitate the exhumation of the remains of unknown soldiers from the North Africa campaign, long since buried in an American military cemetery in Carthage.

The North Africa campaign opened up the war for the allies after crippling losses in Europe. While more than 900,000 Axis troops were destroyed or neutralized, it came at a high cost. More than 18,000 Americans died in Tunisia during the final phase of the offensive. Some 2,841 of those men and women found final resting places there.

It’s unclear how many of the thousands of graves will be exhumed. Bordering the cemetery is the Wall of the Missing, which bears the names of 3,724 lost servicemen and women, missing in action and never recovered. The agreement, announced by the US Embassy in Tunisia, allows the repatriation of the unknown for the identification and reunification of loved ones’ remains with their families.

That number has decreased substantially since the war, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. It lists 555 servicemen or women still unaccounted for in Tunisia. With the new agreement to bring home the remains, that figure may decrease substantially.

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