Images: JPAC Arrival Ceremony
Photo by Staff Sgt. Adelita Mead
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Joshua Torres of the Marine Forces Pacific band plays Taps as troops render honors to the fallen during an Arrival Ceremony hosted by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command for U.S. personnel whose identities remain unknown. The remains receiving full military honors represent losses associated with the Vietnam War and will be transported to JPAC's Central Identification Laboratory to undergo analyses. The ultimate goal of JPAC, and of the agencies involved in returning America's heroes home, is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of Americans lost during the nation's past conflicts.