National Affairs: The Spirit Is Everything

With the passage of time, U.S. dead of World War II have become a part of the foreign soil in which they lie. But last week President Truman signed a bill under which the remains of the fallen will be returned to the U.S. for reburial if the next of kin so request. Exhumation and shipping will be at Government expense; so will reinterment, if it is in a national cemetery.

It will be an immense and grisly task, for 261,000* now lie in 356 cemeteries on four continents and countless Pacific islands. War...

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