U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronaldo Alpuerto, a team leader assigned to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, helps build a sleeping shelter that will be used during recovery operations on the island of Espiritu Santo in the Independent Republic of Vanuatu Aug. 21, 2012. Two specialized teams deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to excavate several ground and aircraft crash sites in search of Americans searching for Americans who remain unaccounted-for from World War II. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command conducts global search, recovery, and laboratory operations to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts in order to support the Department of Defense’s personnel accounting efforts. (DoD Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Adelita C. Mead/Released)
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