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Title: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Tom on September 22, 2003, 05:57:40 PM
I was on about.com and someone had posted this article.  I offer the link to MSNBC's article but don't know how long it may remain.  Everybody really should read this.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/969061.asp?0cl=cR#BODY
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: shopteacher on September 22, 2003, 06:04:15 PM
Great story Tom, glad you posted it. Being a vet, I always feel a little tremor when I read about the people who gave their lives. They suffered not only for this country, but all countries that live in a democratic society and way of life.
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Haytrader on September 22, 2003, 07:14:42 PM
I agree with shopteacher. I kinda get a stiff jaw when the military is mentioned.
1st Cav.   69-70
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Tom on September 22, 2003, 07:51:40 PM
It's the respect that is offered by youngsters who never even knew those wars that makes my lips quiver; as much as the sacrifice of those gone by.  I'm so proud of our Military,  young and old alike.
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Norm on September 23, 2003, 05:13:06 AM
Well said guys, thanks for the link Tom.
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Frickman on September 23, 2003, 09:32:01 AM
Thanks for the link Tom. The article mentioned that the Vietnam unknown soldier had been indentified five years ago using DNA technology. The forensic pathologist who made this identification is an old college friend of mine. She was originally from the next county over, so all the local papers had her on the front page, proud of a hometown girl done good.
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: DouginUtah on September 23, 2003, 10:50:03 AM
Frickman,

Speaking of DNA, I wonder if you could ask your pathologist friend a question for me--something I have been thinking about doing for my kids and myself.

What would be the best sample of DNA a person could put away for future use in identification. For example, hair, or a piece of fingernail clipping or a sealed tube of blood/urine, or ????

Not to be pessimistic, but bad things do happen. Having a good source might not be a bad idea?

-Doug
 Sorry for going off topic.
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Tom on September 23, 2003, 10:54:46 AM
Oh!.....  
Did you go off topic? :)
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: RavioliKid on September 23, 2003, 07:34:04 PM
Doug,

I read that they recommend that parents should keep a few strands of hair for each of their children in case they need DNA evidence.

Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Frank_Pender on September 23, 2003, 09:18:54 PM
Thank you for sharing the site, Tom.  It does a person good to know that we still have such people as these protecting and defending that which is/ was written in the 1770"s up until today. :)
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on September 24, 2003, 06:25:31 AM
  Finally got to read the article.

 I have bad thoughts, at times.

 25th Infantry Div. '66-'67  Cu Chi
 
 Thanks for that, Tom. Appreciate the young un's.
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Haytrader on September 25, 2003, 05:27:59 AM
Harold, I didn't know.
Welcome home.
You barely missed Tet.
Title: Re: Tomb of the Unknown
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on September 25, 2003, 06:09:16 AM
  I know. Thanks Haytrader. You are the first to say that.