Identifying D-Day’s Fallen Through DNA Technology

When nearly 73,000 U.S. troops landed in Normandy on June 6th, 1944, there was no way to prepare for the gruesome battle that would ensue. On that day 80 years ago, more than 2,500 soldiers were killed or went missing in action — with hundreds being left unidentified. Fortunately, new DNA technology is giving the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency the power to change that.

Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Kelly McKeague sits down to discuss how new DNA matching technology has allowed the agency to positively identify at least seven soldiers who lost their lives on D-Day and what these discoveries mean to families.

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