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'Humbling' mission: Agency toils to ID 82,000 soldiers still MIA

'Humbling' mission: Agency toils to ID 82,000 soldiers still MIA

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Nov. 10 (UPI) -- It was the cornerstone of the Warrior Ethos in the U.S. Army -- "I will never leave a fallen comrade" -- that led U.S. Army serial number 16055052 home after 73 years.It's the "humbling mission" of the Defense Prisoner of War, Missing in Action Accounting Agency, based at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. On Oct. 25, the DPAA brought home the remains of 16055052, whom the agency had identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Aiello, missing since World War II."You know, I tell people all the time that this is the most rewarding job I have ever had," Lee Tucker, a DPAA public affairs officer, told UPI on Friday, a day ahead of Veterans Day. "It's a humbling job to be able to tell the stories of men who gave their life for our country, who paid the ultimate sacrifice."There i...